Amazon Parrot

Name

Amazon Parrot

Scientific Name

Blue Fronted Amazon- Amazona aestival

Orange Wing Amazon- Amazona amazonica

Characteristics

Amazon parrots are stocky birds with rounded, short tails. The plumage is mostly green but other colourful markings are seen in various species. Orange-winged Amazons have a large orange patch on the underside of their wings, whereas Blue-fronted Amazons have blue feathers on the forehead and yellow feathers around the face. 

Diet

Amazons forage for their food mainly selecting, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.

Size Fact

An Amazons wings can span over 50 centimetres

Food Fact

Amazons will eat insects as well as fruits and plants

Fun Fact

Wild Amazon parrots fly in flocks

IUCN Red list

Least Concern

The number of Amazon parrots is decreasing due to the capture of the birds for the pet trade. The numbers have not dropped enough to consider Amazon parrots as vulnerable.

Where do I live?

Amazons can be found throughout large areas of the Amazon Basin in South America usually in Savannah and Rainforest habitats.

Our animals

At Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm we have two species of Amazon parrots: the Blue Fronted Amazon and the Orange Wing Amazon.

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