VINACEOUS AMAZON

Amazona vinacea

Did you know?

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

Home: Southeast South America. They can be found throughout its extensive native range in northeast Argentina, south eastern Brazil and eastern Paraguay.

Diet: 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.

Lifestyle: Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.

Young: 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.

Lifespan: 7-8 years. 

Conservation Status: Endangered, threatened by habitat loss and popularity in the pet trade. Since 2011, the World Parrot Trust has supported a series of actions to re-establish the species in its historic range, providing funding for releases of confiscated birds, and giving logistical aid for preparing birds for return to the wild.