Amazona aestiva, commonly known as the Blue-fronted Amazon, is a medium-sized parrot with a length of 28-30 cm and a wingspan of 40-45 cm. It has a bright green body, blue forehead, yellow crown, and red shoulder patch. It is found in tropical and subtropical regions of South America, including Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina. It has a lifespan of up to 50 years in the wild and up to 80 years in captivity. Its current population is estimated to be between 1.2 and 1.5 million individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Amazona aestiva, is derived from the Greek word "amazo" meaning "to bewilder" and the Latin word "aestiva" meaning "summer". This is likely in reference to the bright and vibrant colors of the species, which can be seen in the summer months.
Related Species: Amazona amazonica, Amazona farinosa, Amazona ochrocephala, Amazona tucumana, Amazona vinacea