Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)

Mealy Parrot

Mealy Parrot

The Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) is a large bird occurring in Central and South America (southern Mexico to northern Bolivia and Brazil). Within this range, the birds favor humid to semi-humid forests and plantations. In contrast to many other parrots, they are rarely seen in large flocks, but instead live in monogamous pairs. The birds feed on fruits, flowers, seeds, berries, and nuts. I have photographed this bird during a visit to Barro Colorado Island in central Panama (March 2014).

Mealy Parrot

Mealy Parrot

2 responses to “Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)

    • thank you – I was surprised to see that the photos came out quite good as it was very dark in the forest and the parrot was directly above me and among a lot of twigs and leaves…

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