Bonanza Bird #12: Orange-winged Parrot

Our 390th species is also our 70th parrot: the Orange-winged Parrot!

Orange-winged Parrot

The Orange-winged Parrot is a fairly large species of parrot that lives in parts of South America. They feed on fruits, seeds, berries, and nuts. They like to hang out in small groups, usually pairs, during the daytime. At night, however, they become party animals! They gather in large roosts for sleeping; these roosts may contain several hundred birds.

Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica)
Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica) by Papooga

Because of their beauty, Orange-winged Amazons they are popular birds in the pet trade. They have a very wide range in the wild, and though populations are decreasing, they are not in danger of extinction at this time. They may live up to 30 years in captivity.

Tomorrow's bird is known as BGGN to bird banders. Can you guess what it will be?

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Comments

ItalianBirder on July 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM wrote:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher! :D
laurakeet on July 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM wrote:
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher!
coconutbird1 on November 3, 2012 at 4:08 AM wrote:
That picture is AWESOME!!!

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