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Old 11-30-2017, 04:27 PM
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Re: Help!

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Quote: Originally Posted by MonicaMc View Post
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Well then! Can you please expand my signature pics and take a look at Gonzo? I've always assumed he is a BFA, but perhaps a variant?
Gonzo is, without a doubt, a blue fronted amazon. Blue fronted amazons have black beaks with varying amounts of blue or yellow to the head. Some blue fronts may have minimal or no yellow where-as others may have minimal to no blue. Blue fronts without blue are probably more common than blue fronts without yellow... as odd as that may sound.

Orange wings on the other hand should always have blue and yellow heads and a two-toned beak. They are also smaller than blue fronts.

Here's a picture of a blue front and an orange wing - although the website says they are both blue fronts....

This site has both species labeled correctly

Or a great shot of just an orange wing amazon's head
Thanks so much, Monica! Subtle, but important differences. Would be nice to respect the variations and carefully breed.

Thank you, for nailing that down Monica!!!

That said Scott; Gonzo is not a 'Northern' Blue-Fronted Amazon (common). Depending on his overall size (length) and weight, Flight (flash) Feather Coloration and just how big his claw grasp is, his natural range is from the Center to the far Southern region of the very vast overall range of the family of Amazona!
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