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Red-browed Amazon

 (Amazona rhodocorytha)

Also known as: Red-crowned Amazon (Parrot), Red-topped Amazon (Parrot), Red-capped Amazon (Parrot)

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Wild Red-browed Amazons
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Did You Know?

The Red-browed Amazon sometimes feeds and roosts with Orange-winged Amazons.

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Species Profile

Genus: Amazona | Species: rhodocorytha

Size:

35cm (13.6 in)

Weight:

450g (15.7 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults green with red forehead and crown, a few crown feathers tipped green/blue; black edging to feathers of neck; red/purple feathers on occiput, tipped with black and tinted with blue; nape feathers green tinted with dull red/purple and tipped with black; orange/yellow lores to forecheeks with red tinge; throat and upper cheeks blue; carpal edge green/yellow; secondary feathers 1-3 red at the bases; green tail, the side feathers widely tipped with yellow/ green and banded red just before end, outermost feathers margined with purple/blue. Bill grey with pink/red at base of upper mandible. Eye ring grey, eye orange.

Colourization Juvenile:

As in adult but with hindcrown becoming washed with green; occiput to back of neck green, the feathers edged black; yellow lores; ear coverts to forecheeks and throat blue; little red on the bases of the two outermost secondary feathers; little red on side tail feathers. Bill pale pink tipped with grey/white. Eye brown.

Call:

Varied calls, usually raucous and continuous.

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Video Links:

Video 1

More Information:

Arkive
Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
ML Media Collection Catalogue 113347, Red-browed Amazon Amazona rhodocorytha, Marantz, Curtis, Espirito Santo, Brazil, Feb. 4 1999, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.
Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.

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Wild Red-browed Amazons
© Carlos Yamashita

Did You Know?

The Red-browed Amazon sometimes feeds and roosts with Orange-winged Amazons.

Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona rhodocorytha

Species Care

Captive Status:

Very rare

Longevity:

Not available

Housing:

Walk-in aviary, minimum length of 4.5m (14.7 ft); aviary or suspended enclosure, 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 - is prone to obesity so very limited fattening seeds.

Enrichment:

Not available

Nest Box Size:

12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm) vertical box.

Clutch Size:

Up to 4.

Incubation Time:

24 days

Fledging Age:

Around 8 weeks.

Hatch Weight:

13-14g (0.4-0.5 oz)

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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Wild Red-browed Amazons
© Carlos Yamashita

Did You Know?

The Red-browed Amazon sometimes feeds and roosts with Orange-winged Amazons.

Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona rhodocorytha

Species Wild Status

World Population:

1000 - 2500

IUCN Red List Status:

Endangered

CITES Listing:

Appendix I

Threat Summary:

Deforestation and fragmentation of habitat, trapping for wild bird trade.

Range:

East coast of Brazil, most likely extinct in state of Rio de Janeiro; NE Bahia and E Minas Gerais to Espirito Santo and N Sao Paulo.

Habitat:

Found in humid lowland forests; also reported in highlands seasonally. Occurs up to 1000m (3280 ft).

Wild Diet:

Fruits, seeds, berries and buds from tree-tops.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Roosts in groups, in tall trees. Does not adapt well to partial deforestation.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Up to 4 eggs

Breeding Season:

Possibly October-January.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Wild Red-browed Amazons
© Carlos Yamashita

Did You Know?

The Red-browed Amazon sometimes feeds and roosts with Orange-winged Amazons.

Academic Research

Related publications: Amazona rhodocorytha

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