Our 390th species is also our 70th parrot: the 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... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Orange-winged Parrot is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.