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Feral Parrot

Observed: 20th April 2011 By: TazzaT
108-1
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Prof Caroline Pond of the

Prof Caroline Pond of the Open U. Life Science Dept says:

"The bird is a juvenile Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), quite a common pet species.
The Blue-fronted Amazon is a mainly green parrot about 38 cm long. They have blue feathers on the forehead above the beak and yellow on the face and crown. Distribution of blue and yellow varies greatly among individuals. Unlike most other Amazona parrots, its beak is mostly black. There is no overt sexual dimorphism. Juveniles of all parrots are duller and have dark irises."

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)