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Vinaceous Amazons are native to Southeast South America, they have a range from northeast Argentina to south eastern Brazil and eastern Paraguay.
In the wild they primarily eat tree seeds such as Araucaria, Podocarpus, Eucalyptus and Pilocarpus seeds. In captivity they eat a variety of seed mix.
Little is known about their life span, but judging on the lifespan of similar birds, it is likely they can live up to 50 years old.
In their natural habitat they nest in high tree cavities often in small colonies. The female lays 2-4 eggs which hatch after about 28 days, both parents feed the young.
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.