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Alternative name: Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot

Photo by Jamfaraco
Lages-SC, Brazil, August 2005
Amazona vinacea


30-36cm (11¾ in)

  • Bright green body
  • Purple-maroon belly patch
  • Red forehead, lores and speculum
  • Pale blue nape
  • Green tail with red outer tail feathers
  • Yellow-tipped pink bill

Sexes identical though male tends to be larger


South America: found in eastern Brazil (Bahia), to eastern Paraguay and northern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Interior of dry forests. Araucaria groves, higher altitude areas and plantations.


They nest high in tree cavities or cliffs. The clutch of 2-4 eggs is incubated for 28 days; both parents feed the young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Avian Web
  4. BF Member observations

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