Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Venezuela

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~32 cm (12.5 in). The Orange-winged Parrot has yellow cheeks and blue forehead that extends to the crown. The bill is dusky with yellow spots on the sides of the culmen. The outer end of the primary flight feathers is blue. It shows orange areas on the secondary flight feathers, but not on the shoulders. The tail has red near the base with a broad terminal lime-green band. It is similar to the Mealy Parrot and the Yellow-crowned Parrot but is distinguished by the conspicuous yellow cheeks, tail color, and smaller size. Also, notice it overlaps with other Amazon parrots only in the northeastern portion of the Peruvian Amazon.

Status: Orange-winged Parrot is uncommon and restricted to the department of Loreto in Northeast Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Loro de Ala Naranja.

Sub-species: Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica), Linnaeus, 1766.

Meaning of Name: Amazona: Fr. In reference or originating in the Amazon River on the Amazon Forest. amazonica: L. related or originating in the Amazon rainforest in South America.

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Distribution Map
Orange-winged parrotVoice


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.