The blue fronted amazons are basically green in color. The bend of the wing of the blue front amazon parrot may vary from reddish yellow to red at the bend of the wing. Another type, The yellow winged blue fronted subspecies bend of wing being mostly yellow with little red or a mixture. The feathers on the nape have dark borders giving the scalloped effect. In males many times specks or flecks of red can be seen on the feather edges in the yellow around the head especially on the back of the neck. The beak of the blue fronted amazon is dark, nearly black. The head is a variable mixture blue and yellow with a definite blue forehead. The cheeks and crown are yellow. The red in the flights is rather extensive with little or no yellow (true blue fronted aestiva).
This species is one of the better talking species of amazons. Although some may not think that this species is as talented as the Yellow Naped Amazon, we have seen some that were very good talkers, however compared to a yellow naped nothing comes close, However, It mostly depends on the training. We have seen many Blue Fronted Amazon Baby that became great talkers, Handfed Blue Fronted Amazons seem to be active and out going and many people relate this to aggressive behavior, nothing could be farther from the truth. They are curious and mischievous as are all amazon parrots. They are AMAZONS and will act like an amazon parrot and fit the same known characteristics as all amazons, you must accept this or do not own an amazon parrot….get a cockatiel or keet
Temperament of the Blue Fronted Amazons
Active and comical, blue-fronted Amazons are natural performers. They love to be around their owners and will ham it up for extra attention. When well-socialized, these parrots will enjoy the company of the entire family, though they tend to choose a favorite.
While generally non-aggressive and friendly with other birds, some individuals will try to protect their keepers when they perceive danger. This species may “dive-bomb” a perceived threat by swooping down on it. During breeding or molting periods, males may become territorial.
Overall, owners tend to describe this species as very social, independent, and easy-going. This bird tends to be calmer than other Amazons and can keep themselves occupied for quite some time. That doesn’t mean it requires less attention. The blue-fronted Amazon wants to be part of the action; it will loudly let you know when it feels left out. Prolific talkers and singers, they vocalize often and can be very loud when they want to be.
Speech and Vocalizations
While blue fronted Amazons are excellent talkers, they are even better screamers. You can expect a morning wake up call and one again at sunset. This 10-minute, twice-daily call is a carryover from their instinct to mark the time of day for their flockmates. For people who live in close quarters like apartment buildings, these birds can be a little too loud and annoy neighbors.
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