Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica)
(aka Orange-winged Parrot)
Orange-winged Parrot, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil
March 2004

The Orange-winged Amazon is distributed throughout the Amazon and Orinoco Basins and into central and north-eastern Brazil. It is found in a wide variety of habitats provided there are tall trees nearby but it is replaced in terra firme humid forest by Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa.

Orange-winged Parrot, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image It has a generally pale bill with a darker tip. Its yellow crown patch and yellow cheeks are separated by pale blue lores. Otherwise it is mainly green apart from the orange speculum that can best be seen in flight.

It feeds on fruits and seeds including cultivated crops such as mangoes, oranges and cocoa.

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