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Orange-winged amazon

Scientific Name: Amazona amazonica

Orange-winged amazons are members of the parrot family from South America. They live in a variety of tropical habitats from savannah to wetlands and the fringes of tropical forest. Orange-winged amazon are mostly green with a blue forehead and yellow around their beak. They are named after the distinct orange stripe beneath their wings.

The breeding season for the orange-winged amazon is between January and June, most breed for only two or three months however birds from Trinidad and Tobago breed throughout this period. Nests are built in tree cavities and after hatching the chicks remain in the nest for around 60 days before fledging.

Orange-winged amazons mainly eat fruit with some seeds and nuts. They will eat crops of oranges, mangoes and cocoa which means that they are regarded as a pest in some areas.

The orange-winged amazon is classed as Least Concern as they are considered fairly common in their range. They are still some threats within their range. Habitat destruction has reduced numbers in some areas, capture for the pet trade is a particular problem in Guyana and Venezuela and sport hunting is a serious threat in Suriname and French Guiana. These parrots are protected by CITES Appendix II which means there are legal controls on their export.

Key Facts:

  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Venezuela
  • Habitat: Coniferous & Broadleaf Forests, Savannah, Swamp Forest, Tropical Forest
  • Diet: Fruit, Seeds
  • Weight: 300 – 470g
  • No. of young: 2 – 5
  • Life Span: 30 years

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