Red-lored Parrot

Amazona autumnalis

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

RLPA

Code 6

AMAAUT

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

26



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Tree cavity



Nest Material:

No material added to nest.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Red-lored Parrot: Medium-sized green parrot with red front, yellow cheeks, and powder blue crown. It has a white eye ring, red patch in the secondaries, and a medium-length, green and yellow tail.

Range and Habitat

Red-lored Parrot: In its native, tropical range, it can be found in moist and evergreen tropical forests. Introduced populations in southern Florida and central and southern California occur in parks and areas with exotic trees, which they feed upon. Populations are resident but make movements in search of food sources.

Breeding and Nesting

Red-lored Parrot: Three to four white eggs laid in a tree cavity are incubated by the female for 26 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Red-lored Parrot: Forages for seeds and fruits by plucking them with its bill or feet and then eating them while perched.

Vocalization

Red-lored Parrot: Utters loud, ringing cackles and bi-syllibic calls.

Similar Species

Red-lored Parrot: Other parrot species have green cheeks.

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CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
SecondariesX
Flight feathers that are attached to the wing in the area similar to the human forearm and between the body and the primaries.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X