The Red Fronted Parrot is mostly green and has a short black squarish tail. The adult male and female are identical in external appearance. Juveniles lack red on the head and have a blackish plumage above the beak instead. Juveniles also lack red on the wings and thighs, and they have a paler beak and brown irises. The Red-fronted Parrot nests in tree cavities. They fly swiftly making noisy calls above the forest canopy in pairs or small groups between their night-time roosts and feeding grounds.