Vinaceous Parrot

About the Vinaceous Parrot

Also known as: Vinaceous Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Amazon

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 12 November 2013
Scientific Name
Amazona vinacea
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Amazona
  • A. vinacea
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
11.7 to 12 inches
13 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
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.

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Papagaio-de-peito-roxo
Chinese (汉语) 红胸鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) amazoňan fialovoprsý
Danish (Dansk) Vinrød Amazone
Dutch (Nederlands) Wijnborstamazone
Finnish (Suomi) viiniamatsoni
French (Français) Amazone vineuse
German (Deutsch) Taubenhalsamazone
Italian (Italiano) amazzone vinata
Japanese (日本語) ブドウイロボウシインコ [budouiroboushiinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Vinamazon
Polish (Polski) amazonka pasowa
Russian (русский язык) Винногрудый амазон
Spanish (Español) amazona de pecho vinoso
Swedish (Svenska) Vinröd amazon
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