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About the Mealy Parrot

Also known as: Mealy Amazon, Blue-crowned Amazon, Blue-crowned Parrot

The Mealy Parrot is a large species of amazon parrot found in parts of Central and South America. They have a mostly green plumage, with red or maroon colored eyes and a white eye-ring.

Mealy Parrots are gregarious in the wild, often found in flocks, sometimes even mixed with other species. In aviculture, the species is called Mealy Amazon and is known as a relatively gentle and calm species.

The population trend for the Mealy Parrot is decreasing, though due to its large range the conservation status is Least Concern as of February 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 February 2014
Scientific Name Amazona farinosa
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Amazona
  • A. farinosa
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 25 January 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
15 to 16 inches
19 to 25 ounces

Conservation

From IUCN Red List:
The Mealy Parrot is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the susceptibility of this newly split to hunting and trapping, it is suspected that its population will undergo a moderately rapid decline over three generations from 2002, and it is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

International Names

  • Papagaio-moleiro (Brazilian)
  • 斑点鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • amazoňan pomoučený (Czech)
  • Farinosa-amazone (Danish)
  • Grote Amazone (Dutch)
  • jauhoamatsoni (Finnish)
  • Amazone poudrée (French)
  • Mülleramazone (German)
  • Amazzone farinosa (Italian)
  • mujiboushiinko [ムジボウシインコ] (Japanese)
  • Melamazon (Norwegian)
  • amazonka skromna (Polish)
  • Мюллеров амазон (Russian)
  • Amazona Harinosa (Spanish)
  • Mjölamazon (Swedish)

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The Mealy Parrot is a large species of amazon parrot found across parts of Central and South America. It is also known as the Blue-crowned Amazon. The plumage is mostly green, with ... more