The Vinaceous Parrot is a colorful species of parrot that lives in parts of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. They feed on vegetable matter like flowers, fruits, and seeds.
In captivity, these birds are known as Vinaceous Amazons. They have a relatively shy personality and may live up to 50 years or more. In the wild, the Vinaceous Parrot has a conservation status of Endangered as of November 2013. A major threat they face is habitat loss.
Details & Statistics
The Vinaceous Parrot is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species is classified as Endangered because recent population estimates from Brazil indicate that the global population is very small, and has suffered a rapid decline owing to extensive habitat loss and fragmentation, compounded by trade, and rapid declines are projected to continue. Further clarification is needed as to whether any Brazilian subpopulations exceed 250 individuals.