Yellow-faced parrot


Yellow-faced parrot

The parrot is a bird of the Psittacidae family, its scientific name is Alipiopsitta xanthops , being known in English as Yellow-faced Parrot. Popularly known as the yellow-bellied parrot, the Papagaio-Galego, the cured parrot, and the guava parrot.


  • 1 Distribution of the parrot
  • 2 Physical characteristics of the parrot
  • 3 Puffin feeding
  • 4 Reproduction of the parrot
  • 5 How to download or listen to Yellow-faced parrot songs

Yellow-faced Parrot, Alipiopsitta xanthops, Perfect camouflage, Papagaio-galego,

SOURCE:Fauna and Flora

Distribution of the parrot

It is an endemic species of cerrado, but not from Brazil. It has a wide distribution occurring from the south of Piauí / Maranhão, passing through the midwest states such as Tocantins, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul to the North of São Paulo and Bolivia. Its habitat is in the cerrado, cerradão, caatinga, gallery forests, and buritizais.

Physical characteristics of the parrot

The parrot is at risk of extinction due to the increasing scarcity of savanna areas in Brazil, which have been systematically cleared for monocultures. The loss of habitat due to the expansion of agriculture and cultivated pastures, mainly in the savannas of the surrounding highlands and edges of the Pantanal, represent serious threats to this parrot.

The species is not one of the most commercially targeted for smuggling, because it is among those that do not speak much, however, their plumage is very beautiful.

It is a very shy species and does not easily learn to speak like the true parrot. It is considered very aloof when it detects the presence of any individual, flies, and lands in places of difficult access. These parrots measure between 25 to 27 centimeters in length and weigh around 300 grams, have a light green plumage, with yellow belly and head, and the beak is curved pink with a dark horn-colored spot

Puffin feeding

They consume fruits, seeds, and flowers present in their habitat. The most consumed vegetable species of the bird are Pequi, Leucena, Pau-terra, and Sucupira. They also consume clay and tree bark.

Yellow-faced parrot reproduction

They are monogamous birds, and the Yellow-faced parrot nests in crevices, natural holes in the trees and also uses abandoned termite mounds. The female of the parrot lays about 2 to 4 eggs, incubated for about 28 days. After birth, the baby parrot will be treated by both parents, until it can live alone. It is a bird not used to captivity, so its reproduction is a little complicated.

How to download or listen to Galician parrot songs

You can download the song of the Yellow-faced parrot on our website. To do this, just right-click on the name of the song, then click on (Save Link As..and choose the place where it will be saved). You can also listen, just click on the play button.

Yellow-faced parrot singing


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