Vinaceous Amazon - Amazona vinacea
The Vinaceous Amazon can be recognised by its green colour with turquoise and lilac undertones. It has a red beak with feathers just above it. It is a gentle, affectionate bird, but not very gifted at talking. Only young birds can be easily tamed. They silently gather together in groups in the treetops to feed, generally with one or two sentries. Their favourite tree is the Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia) as they love eating its seeds. This tree is native to an area which stretches from southern Brazil to northern Argentina, and is critically endangered.
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Psittaciformes
FAMILY : Psittacidae
CLUTCH SIZE : 2-4 eggs
INCUBATION : 25-26 days
LIFE EXPECTANCY : 40 years
DIET : seeds, berries, fruit, flowers and young shoots
NATURAL HABITAT : forests, particularly pine forests (Araucaria angustifolia)
RANGE : South America
Conservation status info
EN : Endangered
This species is undergoing a very rapid decline. The main cause is deforestation. It is also threatened by illegal trade, poaching from nests and persecution.