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Diademed Amazon

 (Amazona diadema)
 
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Diademed Amazon profile
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The Diademed Amazon was once a subspecies of the Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis).


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Species Profile

Genus: Amazona | Species: diadema

Size:

34-35cm

Weight:

450-550g

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults in general green, with black edging to feathers of crown to mantle and breast; green crown to nape, hindneck green margined with mauve; red feathered cere and forehead; yellow/green with less yellow upper cheeks to ear coverts; secondaries 1-5 red at bases, the remainder green; green tail. Eye ring pale yellow, eye orange. Bill dark grey.

Colourization Juvenile:

Unknown

Call:

Wide variety of sounds, some high-pitched, trilling; other calls loud, metallic and scolding; rippling and short notes also heard.

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Content Sources:

BirdLife International
ML Media Collection Catalogue 41120, Diademed Parrot Amazona diadema, Bierregaard, Richard O., Amazonas, Brazil, May 12 1956, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

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Diademed Amazon profile
© Steve Milpacher

Did You Know?

The Diademed Amazon was once a subspecies of the Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis).


Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona diadema

Species Care

Captive Status:

Uncommon to rare

Longevity:

60-70 yrs

Housing:

Aviary or suspended cage with a minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:

Fruit such as: apple, pear, orange, banana, cactus fruits, pomegranate, forming about 30% of the diet; fresh vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn, green leaves; spray millet and limited mixed seed, cooked beans and pulses, complete kibble.

Enrichment:

Enjoys bathing so provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls; foot toys, destructible (non-toxic) toys, non-destructible (non-toxic plastic) toys, food-finder toys, preening toys, different texture and size hanging perch toys, fir, pine, willow or elder branches, push-and-pull toys (sliding up and down), vegetable tanned leather toys.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box, 12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm).

Clutch Size:

2-3

Incubation Time:

About 26 days.

Fledging Age:

8-9 weeks.

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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Diademed Amazon profile
© Steve Milpacher

Did You Know?

The Diademed Amazon was once a subspecies of the Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis).


Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona diadema

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Endangered

CITES Listing:

Not listed

Threat Summary:

This species' population is expected to decline rapidly due to ongoing deforestation in the Amazon basin. It is also highly susceptible to trapping for the wild-bird trade. The species is forecast to drop by 50-79% over three generations.

Range:

Amazon basin of Brazil between Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes.

Habitat:

Probably found in various lowland forest habitats, including the forest edges and modified areas containing scattered trees or plantations.

Wild Diet:

Feeds mainly on wild and cultivated fruits and seeds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Assumed to be similar to Red-lored Amazon: Found in loose flocks or in pairs, are gregarious when feeding (often found with macaws or other parrots).

Clutch and Egg Size:

2-3 eggs

Breeding Season:

Assumed to be early in the year: January-March

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Diademed Amazon profile
© Steve Milpacher

Did You Know?

The Diademed Amazon was once a subspecies of the Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis).


Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona diadema

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