|Red-browed Amazon Amazona
(aka Red-browed Parrot)
Brazilian name: Chauá
Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
The Red-browed Amazon is distributed in eastern Brazil from Bahia south to Rio de Janeiro with a disjunct and possibly extinct population in Alagoas.
|It is found in lowland Atlantic Rain Forest, a habitat that is under severe threat, although it can migrate seasonally to higher ground. It is also noted as a good "speaker" and consequently is a target of the caged bird trade. As a result of these factors it is classified as Endangered by Birdlife International though, as recently as the 1930's it was regarded as common within its range.|
|It has a reddish-orange
forehead and crown with yellow lores and bluish cheeks. It has a
small red speculum and black primaries as can be seen in photo 3
while the tail has a red subterminal area and yellowish tips.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.
|The relevant section from "Threatened Birds of the Americas" can be found here.|
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