Yellow-faced Amazon (or Parrot)

The yellow-faced amazon (Amazona (or Alipiopsitta ) xanthops, papagaio-galego), is one of the rarest parrots in central Brazil. Their numbers are declining and they have already disappeared in large areas of its former range. The extent of yellow on their face and underparts is very variable even within the same group of birds. They are easiest to see early morning when they leave their night roost in flocks of up to 40 birds.