Amazona amazonica amazonica
English : Orange-winged amazon
French : Amazone aourou
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 32 cm in length for a weight of 469 g. Plumage green with yellow bend of wing, red underwing and undertail. Forecrown, cheeks and throat yellow-orange. Light blue band above the eyes and sometimes on forehead.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South America from north-east Colombia, Venezuela and Guianas to central Brazil and east Peru. Isolated population in east Brazil. Other subspecies found on Trinidad and Tobago. Lives in all kinds of forests, woodlands and wooded grasslands in lowlands.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is common to abundant in most of its range. Intensively hunted in Guianas and Venezuela, both for the trade and for food.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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