Alternative name: Orange-winged Amazon
- Amazona amazonica
33 cm long and weighs 340 g. Green, lateral blue stripe on the side of the head, some yellow on the crown, cheeks and outer tail tips, and an orange speculum. Sexes are alike.
South America: from Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, to the Guianas, Brazil and Bolivia as well as in Ecuador and northern Peru. There is an isolated population in eastern Brazil. The species has been introduced several places such as Florida, USA and Barbados.
Two subspecies are recognized:
- A. a. amazonica
- E Colombia to Venezuela, the Guianas, n Bolivia and e Brazil
- A. a. tobagensis
- Trinidad and Tobago
Forest and semi-open country in lowlands, mostly below 600 m asl.
3-5 white eggs are laid in a tree cavity, and incubated by the female for 3 weeks, with a further two months to fledging.
The diet includes fruit and seeds, including the fruit of palm trees and sometimes cocoa.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collar, N. and P. F. D. Boesman (2020). Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.orwpar.01
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