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Vinaceous Amazon

About the Vinaceous Amazon

Vinaceous Amazons have a purple-maroon belly patch, which appears as a suffusion of colour on their heavily scalloped chest and abdomen coverts. They also have a small red patch on the forehead, red lores and red wing speculum. The flight feathers are green at the base and violet blue distally. 

The Vinaceous Amazon parrot has become rare throughout its extensive native range in northeast Argentina, southeastern Brazil and eastern Paraguay. They inhabit lowland and highland Atlantic forests, montanes and plantations, extending up to 2000 m. Their calls are a variety of sounds including raucous, continuous notes and trilling flight calls.

Did you know?

There are several parrots that can erect their crests notably the cockatoos, however this is the only amazon species that can.