This species is one of my favorites, Mike Richard,
owner Royal Bird Company
often erroneous mislabeled bird is the Blue front Amazon,
Some misinformed dealers and many breeders still to this
day try to fix labels such as "Chaco" Blue
front. What does this mean?
There is no such
species "Chaco" Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot.
There is a region in Argentina South America named Chaco
Province. This was once the main export of many South
American birds including the colorful Blue Fronted
subspecies Yellow Wing (amazona aestiva xanthopteryx) of
the True Blue Front Amazon (aestiva aestiva) origin
Brazil. The birds trapped in the Chaco regions were
colorful with yellow and red in the wings (shoulders).
True Blue Fronted amazons do not have
extended yellow color on the wings. Brazil never
legally allowed many exports of any fauna or flora.
Therefore most people today would never see the real true Blue Fronted Amazons. Most "Blue
Fronts" today in the USA are the so called "Chaco"
if you do have to label them. Keeping in mind that you
would have to know the ancestor origins of a given bird in
order for any of these names to have any validity. So most of
these slang names are passed around without one really
understanding they are not speaking of a real
species, its mostly describing where the birds
originated from many years ago. But keep in mind that
most breeders and owners do not even have a clue..They think they
have "Chaco Blue Fronts??" i put these same
type breeders,dealers and owners in the same group that
talk about bolivan scarlets, but that is another story
of mis informed people trying to sound as they have a
green in color. The bend of the wing may vary from
reddish yellow to red at the bend of the wing. The
yellow winged sub species being mostly yellow with
little red. The feathers on the nape have dark borders
giving the scalloped effect.in males we see many times
that specks or flecks of red can be seen on the
feather edges in the yellow around the head especially
on the back of the neck. The beak is dark, nearly black. The
head is a variable mixture blue and yellow with a definite
blue forehead. The cheeks and crown are yellow. The
red in the flights is rather extensive(true blue
fronted aestiva). This species
is one of the best talking species of amazons.
Although some may not think that this species is as
talented as the Yellow Naped Amazon, we have seen some
that were actually better, It mostly depends on the
Blue Fronted Amazons seem to be active
and out going and many people relate this to
aggressive behavior, nothing could be farther from the
truth. They are curious and mischievous. They are
AMAZONS and fit the same known characteristics as all
amazons, you must accept this or do not own an amazon or
get a cockatiel.
Fronted Amazons are one of three most popular species
of amazon parrots.