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SPECIES INFO

The Festive Amazon (Amazona festiva), also known as the Festive Parrot, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. It is associated with forest (especially Várzea) and woodland growing near major rivers. Locally it is also found in coastal mangroves (primarily in Amapá). There are two subspecies; A. f. festiva and A. f. bodini.

Description

The subspecies bodini has more red to the forecrown and more blue to the face than the nominate. In flight, both subspecies show deep blue outer wings (outer webs of the primaries and the primary coverts) and a red rump, but the latter is reduced in juveniles.

Taxonomy

There are two subspecies:

  • Amazona festiva (Linnaeus) 1758
    • Amazona festiva bodini (Finsch) 1873 - common name Bodinus' Amazon
    • Amazona festiva festiva (Linnaeus) 1758 - common name Festive Amazon

The nominate subspecies is found near rivers in the Amazon Basin, while the subspecies bodini, is found near the Orinoco River.

Status

Although it has declined locally, it remains fairly common throughout a large part of its range and can even be seen near cities such as Manaus and Iquitos. Consequently, it is considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International and IUCN.

Gallery

Amazona festiva festiva in the Amazon Jungle

At Loro Park

Amazona festiva bodini





                                     



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