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Orange-Wing Amazon

Amazona amazonica
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
South America

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 and central Brazil.  Its habitats is forest and semi-open country.  Although common, it is persecuted as an agricultural pest and by capture for the pet trade (over 66, 000 captured in the years 1981 - 1985). It is also hunted as a food source.

The Orange-winged Amazon is a mainly green parrot about 33 cm (13 in) long and weighing about 340 gm. 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-grey. 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.

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