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Alternative name: Yellow-crowned Amazon
This is an overall green parrot with a yellow forehead. There is a conspicuous white eye-ring and the bend of the wing plus the wing speculum are red. The feathers to the nape are faintly edged blackish and the thighs have a hint of yellow. The tail is green with a greenish-yellow tip and the base to the outer tail feathers is red. The bill is grey with reddish sides to the upper mandible and the feet are grey. The size is 36 cm (14ins), wing length 198 - 220 mm (8 - 8.5ins).
 Geographical variation
The Panama Yellow fronted has the yellow restricted to forehead and forecrown; lores and area around eyes green; back of crown tinged with blue; thighs green, a few birds with yellowish tinge. On the Belize Yellow-fronted the yellow extends to eye area, cheeks and ear-coverts; occasionally scattered yellow feathers to throat and back of head; red bend of wing often with scattered yellow feathers; throat and abdomen with slight bluish tinge. The Yellow-fronted found in Colombia and Ecuador has a broad green frontal band, cheeks, ear-coverts and throat in most birds strongly suffused with blue; green to breast and abdomen varies from yellowish-green to bluish-green; red bend of wing often mixed with yellow; upper mandible grey with yellowish to pinkish sides.
Four subspecies are recognized:
Forest, woodland, mangroves, savanna and may also be found on cultivated land and suburban areas.
The diet includes fruits, nuts, and seeds and berries.
They nest in a hollow in a tree, palm or termitarium. 2-3 eggs are laid and are incubated for about 26 days; the young fledge about 60 days later.
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