ORANGE-WINGED AMAZON PARROT
|Description:||Orange-winged Amazon parrots are a medium sized parrot, mainly green in colour, with blue and yellow feathers on their head. They have orange feathers in the wings and tail, which can be seen in flight. The male and female are identical in external appearance. During the day these birds are generally seen flying in pairs above the forest canopy, foraging for fruits and seeds. In the evening, pairs gather in the trees to roost communally, with many thousands of birds roosting together.||Habitat & Distribution:||Native to central and north eastern parts of South America, including Brazil, Peru and Columbia. These parrots inhabit mangrove forests, lowland forests, savannah and coastal regions. They prefer moist forests rather than dry woodlands.|
|Diet:||Fruit, seeds, nuts, berries and leaf buds.|
|Conservation Status:||Least concern.|
|Did you know?||
The orange-winged Amazon parrot is the only Amazon parrot that can raise its crest feathers like the hawkhead parrot and cockatoo. It does this when excited or stimulated!
These birds make their nests in the hollows of trees. Their usual clutch size is 2-4 eggs.
These birds are extremely long lived. On average they will reach an age of 50-60 years, however some have been known to reach up to 80!