Amazon Parrot

Name

Amazon Parrot

Scientific Name

Blue-Fronted Amazon - Amazona aestival

Orange-Winged Amazon - Amazona amazonica

Characteristics

Amazon parrots are stocky birds with rounded, short tails. Their 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 mainly forage for their food, selecting from nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.

Size Fact

An Amazon's 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

Amazon parrots are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN red list.

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-winged Amazon.

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