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From the Field: Mealy Parrot

Updated: Oct 9, 2021


The Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) is a large Amazona of Central and northern South America. It is almost all green with a bold white eyering of bare facial skin and a red patch in the secondaries. The species has suffered some declines due to trapping for the captive wildlife trade and habitat loss.

References:

Soberanes-González, C., C. Rodríguez-Flores & M.C. Arizmendi. 2010. Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=199576


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