Tucumán Amazon
04 54 309 amazona tucumana
Common Name Alder Amazon
Range Yungas of Argentina and Bolivia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Amazona
Species Amazona tucumana
Conservation Status

The Tucumán amazon (Amazona tucumana), also known as the alder amazon, is a species of amazon parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is mainly green and has red at the front of its head above its pale beak. It is found in woodland (especially with Alnus acuminata or Podocarpus parlatorei) in the Yungas of Argentina and Bolivia. It is threatened by habitat loss and capture for the parrot trade.


The Tucumán amazon is a mostly green short-tailed parrot, medium-sized at 31 cm (12 in) long. The green feathers of the upper-body have black margins. There is red plumage on the forehead and fore-crown, and the red does not extend around the white eye-rings. It has red primary wing feathers and no red at the bend of the wing. It has orange thighs and red at base of the green tail. They have a horn coloured beak, orange-yellow irises, and pinkish-grey legs. The male and female are identical in external appearance. Juveniles have less red on the head, green primary wing feathers, green thighs, and grey irises.

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