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Orange-winged Amazon  

Also Known As: Orange-winged Parrot

Orange-winged Amazon

Credit: © Ian Montgomery |

Did You Know?
One sound the Orange-winged Amazon makes resembles the Black-headed Gull.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
31cm (12 in) 298-470g (10.4-16.5 oz)

Races including nominate:
two: A.a. amazonica, A.a. tobagensis

Colourization Adult:
A.a. amazonica: both adults forehead, crown and forecheeks yellow; lores and band between eyes violet/blue; throat yellow/green tinged with blue; orange bases of secondary feathers 1 to 3, the remainder green tipped with blue; central tail feathers green, side tail feathers green tipped yellow/green, the orange/red on inner webs of wings banded in centre with dark green and with red at bases of feathers. Bill horn coloured with dark grey near tip. Eye ring grey/white, eye orange. A.a. tobagensis: both adults differ from amazonica by having more extensive orange bases to the secondary feathers 1 to 4.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but with grey/white eye ring, eye grey/brown.

Call: Wide variety of sounds. Harsh screeches, screams, squawks, trills, bubbles and whistles.

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Recent Academic Research: Google Scholar - search results


Content Sources:

Animal World

BirdLife International


Internet Bird Collection

ML Media Collection Catalogue 134670, Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica, Hanks, Cullen, Sipaliwini, Suriname, Feb. 25 2006, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.