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Orange winged amazons

Orange winged amazons are beautiful green parrots with orange feathers in the wings and tail (these can be hard to spot unless they are in flight).

About orange winged amazons

Common NameOrange winged amazon
Scientific NameAmazona amazonica
Native toSouth America
Natural HabitatWoodlands, savanna, grassland and floodplain in the Amazon
DietSeeds, fruits and other vegetation
Life Expectancy40+ years
Conservation StatusLeast Concern (3.1)

About our orange winged amazons

We have one female orange winged amazon.

Our orange winged amazon is housed with our male blue fronted amazon.

How we care for our amazons

Our amazons are housed in our Birds of the World Aviary, in our arboretum.

They have a large outdoor aviary with mesh panels, with branching for perching and double mesh to protect them from predators.

They also have an indoor aviary, with nest boxes, perching branches and their feeding and water stations.

Our amazons are fed a combination of bird seed and fresh fruit and vegetables.

How you can help amazons

Although they are not threatened in the wild, you can help amazons by:

  • making sure that you don't buy wild caught animals as pets
  • making sure that you don't release pet animals into the wild
  • thinking carefully before buying exotic pets - they can be difficult to look after and require specialist care