Amazon Muller: All About Parrots
Amazon Muller (Amazona farinosa)
In the photo: Amazon Mueller. Photo: wikimedia.org
Appearance of Amazon Muller
Mueller Amazon is a short-tailed parrot with a body length of about 38 cm and an average weight of about 766 g. Both the male and female of Amazon Mueller are colored the same, the main body color is green. The feathers on the back of the head and neck have a purple border. Some individuals may have a yellow spot on their heads. The main body color is covered as if with a white coating. The wing feathers are purple, the shoulder is red. In the wing feathers of the wing there are red-orange spots. The perorbital ring is naked and white, eyes are red-orange. The beak is powerful, at the base of flesh color, gray at the tip. Paws are powerful, gray.
There are 3 subspecies of the Amazon Mueller, which differ from each other in color and habitat.
Amazon Muller Life Span with proper care - about 50 - 60 years.
In the photo: Amazon Mueller. Photo: wikipedia.org
Habitat and life in the nature of Amazon Mueller
Amazon Muller lives in northern Brazil, in Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico. The species is prone to poaching, and also suffers from loss of habitat. They live in dense flat humid forests. Hold the edges. Also found in lowland mountain rainforests. The view adheres to a height of 1100 meters above sea level. Can visit the savannah, less often deciduous forests.
The diet of Amazon Muller includes various types of seeds, fruits and vegetative parts of plants, berries, nuts, flowers.Visit a corn plantation.
Usually Müller's amazons are kept in pairs, sometimes in packs of 20 to 30 individuals. Outside of the breeding season, they can stray into noisy flocks, sitting in the crowns of trees.
In the photo: Amazon Mueller. Photo: pixabay.com
Amazon Muller propagation
The nesting period of the Amazon Muller falls in January in Colombia, May in Guatemala, November - March in other areas. Pair for life.
Mueller's Amazons nest in tree hollows, in a clutch of 3-4 eggs. The female incubates clutch for about 26 days.
Mueller Amazon chicks usually leave the nest at the age of 8 weeks.