Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 18 November 2014

- Amazona amazonica

Amazona Alinaranja

Description Amazona Alinaranja

Of 33 to 36 cm.. height can weigh between 350 gr y 450 gr.

The Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica) It is distinguishable by having the Centre of the crown and cheeks yellow, separated by the forehead and sides of the crown pale blue, edge of the wing orange, and inside of the tail Orange with stripe green in the Middle.

The copies young have a color different to it of them adults; the head is green, Blue and pale yellow.

It is not possible to determine the sex of the Amazons in a safe manner by their appearance.


Present in varied habitats (dry forests, morichales, Savanna, stubble, mangroves, etc.) below the 500 m.

Frequently is seen in pairs or in flocks numerous out of it breeding season.


It is a kind monogamous (the couple stays together for life).

It nests in trunks of Palms killed apparently at the end of the season dry.

The female lays from 3 to 5 eggs and she incubates them for three weeks approximately. the chicks take two months to develop.


It feeds on various fruits, seeds and sprouts leaves. Including the fruit of Palms (Sloanea, Richeria and Byrsonima) , flowers Erythrina and sometimes cocoa.
You can take oranges and mangoes of the cultivated areas when other food is scarce.


Tama√Īo del √°rea de distribuci√≥n (reproducci√≥n/residente): 7.420.000 km2

North and Central South America to the East of Peru, Brazilian Amazon and northeast of Bolivia.


‚ÄĘ Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

‚ÄĘ Population trend: Decreasing.

Trapped for the wild bird trade: they have been 268.510 wild-caught individuals for international trade from 1981.

In some areas of its area of distribution are hunted as food for the population indigenous.

The loss of habitat is also a concern.

In captivity:

Popular as a mascot for more than 100 years.
Loving, playful, with good ability to speak, sociable with people.

Known for being very friendly, easy to train, very Smart.
They need constant attention of their owners, they carry out all kinds of fun pranks to get that attention.
Over time, they will form a strong bond with his owner, they can however be quite noisy. They will make noise early in the morning and when the Sun is setting. This usually lasts for a few 10 minutes, to wake up and just before sleep.

Alternative names:

- Orange winged Parrot, Common Amazon Parrot, Orange-winged Amazon, Orange-winged Parrot (inglés).
- Amazone à ailes orange, Amazone aourou (francés).
- Venezuelaamazone (alem√°n).
- curica, airu-curuca, ajuru-catinga, ajuru-curau, ajuru-curuca, curau, curuçá, Papagaio-do-mangue, papagaio-grego, papagaio-poaieiro (portugués).
- Amazona Alinaranja, Amazona Guaro, Cotorra Alianaranjada, Lora Amaz√≥nica, Loro Real, Lora alianaranjada (espa√Īol).
- Lora Amazónica (Colombia).
- Loro Guaro (Venezuela).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Amazona
- Nombre científico: Amazona amazonica
- Citation: (Linnaeus, 1766)
- Protónimo: Psittacus amazonicus

Orange winged Parrot images :

Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)


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Our beautiful world
– An Orange-winged Amazon at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia. It is eating a slice of corn on the cob by Vasenka – Wikimedia
– by Patrick Ingremeau –
– by Snowmanradio (talk) – Wikimedia
– by Thore Noernberg –

Sounds: Jo√£o Antonio de B. Vitto (Xeno-canto)

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3 comments on “Orange-winged Parrot
  1. Heydi56a says:

    My lorita ISA amzona winged and speaking a lot makes too much noise and likes to eat bones .
    My question is how many years has to live.
    Thank you

    • Pets says:

      It is known from winged Amazon who have lived during 30 years in captivity. There are anecdotal reports of these birds that have lived longer, until 71 years, but these reports remain unverified. It is a long-lived bird, and taking into account reports of similar species, an age between 50 and 60 years It is possible for this Amazon.

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