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About the Orange-winged Parrot

The Orange-winged Amazon, also known as the Orange-winged Parrot, is a large species of parrot that lives in tropical parts of South America.

Orange-winged Amazons are mostly green in plumage, with blue and yellow patches on the face. They are named for orange patches on the wings which can be seen when the bird is in flight. They are cavity nesters.

The Orange-winged Amazon is a popular pet bird species, though it is known to be a noisy bird which counts high-pitched screams in its repertoire. Colonies of escaped birds live around Miami, Florida, and London, England.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 July 2012
Scientific Name Amazona amazonica
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Amazona
  • A. amazonica
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
13 inches
12 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Curica (Brazilian)
  • 橙翅鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • amazoňan oranžovokřídlý (Czech)
  • Venezuela-amazone (Danish)
  • Oranjevleugelamazone (Dutch)
  • kultaposkiamatsoni (Finnish)
  • Amazone aourou (French)
  • Venezuelaamazone (German)
  • Amazzone ali arancioni (Italian)
  • キソデボウシインコ [kisodeboushiinko] (Japanese)
  • Oransjevingeamazon (Norwegian)
  • amazonka modrobrewa (Polish)
  • Венесуэльский амазон (Russian)
  • Amazona Alinaranja (Spanish)
  • Orangevingad amazon (Swedish)

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