Nonnatives - White-fronted Parrot

White-fronted Parrot - Amazona albifrons

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  At least 10 years, 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Ranges from Mexico to Costa Rica. This species has been observed in South Florida since the early 1970s due to escapes or deliberate releases (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992).

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1970's   Not reported breeding (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992)
Dade 1970's   At least 10 years (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992) Nesting has been reported, but there is no evidence that the species is established (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).
Monroe 1970's   Not reported breeding (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992)

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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