Orange-winged Parrot

Amazona amazonica

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Orange-winged Parrot has an expansive range of roughly 7,400,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, including locations such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It inhabits a range of environments including forests, savanna and grasslands, and even rural gardens and urban locations. The global population of this species has not been quantified, but it is referred to as “abundant” in many portions of its range. Due to this, population trends for the Orange-winged Parrot have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Orange-winged Parrot: Medium green parrot, yellow head, broad blue eyebrow. Small red-orange patch in secondary feathers while perched and in flight. Green tail has yellow to orange base in outer feathers. Hooked bill is dull yellow with a dark tip. Legs and feet are gray.

 

Range and Habitat

Orange-winged Parrot: This species has widespread distribution throughout the lowlands of northern South America, where it has a preference for drier, open habitats and forest edges. Small resident populations of escaped captive birds have established colonies in extreme southern Florida, near Miami, and in Puerto Rico.

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Orange-winged Parrot SONGS AND CALLS

Orange-winged Parrot A1

Calls from a small flock.

Orange-winged Parrot A2

Harsh calls from a pair in flight.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"klee-ik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Although common, the Orange-winged Parrot is persecuted as an agricultural pest and by capture for the pet trade. They are also hunted as a food source.
  • They are known to carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, and domestic chickens and turkeys.
  • This is the most common Amazona parrot in South Florida and may be the next parrot species to become established in Dade County.
  • A group of parrots has many collective nouns, including a "company", "pandemonium", "prattle", and "psittacosis" of parrots.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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