Orange-winged amazon

Amazona amazonica

The orange-winged amazon, also known locally as orange-winged parrot and loro guaro, is a large amazon parrot. It is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America, from Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil. Its habitat is forest and semi-open country.
Orange Winged Parrots (Amazona amazonica) Yet another shot of a pair of Orange Winged Parrots, photographed in the harshest sunlight possible. Amazona amazonica,Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Caribbean,Orange Winged Parrots,Orange-winged amazon,Trinidad and Tobago

Appearance

The orange-winged amazon is a mainly green parrot about 33 cm long and weighing about 340 g. It has blue and yellow feathers on its head which varies in extent between individuals. The upper mandible is partly horn colored and partly dark-gray. It has orange feathers in the wings and tail, which can be seen when in flight. The male and female are identical in external appearance.
Orange-winged amazon Canaima NP Amazona amazonica,Canaima National Park,Orange-winged amazon

Reproduction

The orange-winged amazon nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually three or four in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 26 days and the chicks leave the nest about 60 days after hatching.
Orange-winged Amazon Beside Cano Sabana Amazona amazonica,Orange-winged amazon,San José del Guaviare

Food

The orange-winged amazons are noisy birds and makes loud, high-pitched screams. It eats fruit and seeds, including the fruit of palm trees and sometimes cocoa. It roosts communally in palm and other trees, and large numbers can be seen at the roost sites at dawn and dusk. It is becoming common as a feral bird in the Miami, Florida area, and there are colonies in London, England.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittacidae
GenusAmazona
SpeciesA. amazonica