Orange-winged Parrot

Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica) Birds of Tobago
Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
Orange-winged Parrot

Order : Psittaciformes
Commonly referred to as Parrots, the Psittaciformes are a group of about 300 species of brightly coloured, noisy tropical birds which include Budgerigars, Macaws, Amazons, Parakeets and cockatoos. They have a characteristic curved beak and a generally erect stance, the four toes being split evenly with two facing forwards and two backwards, with one toe always being longer. Most inhabit forests although some are grassland birds and most feed on plant material.

Family : Parrots (Psittacidae)
The Parrot family extends across most of the warmer parts of the world including India, south east Asia, and west Africa, with the largest numbers of the species in Australasia, South and Central America. Many species can imitate human speech and other sounds and many have been exploited as pets encouraging an often illegal trade in the birds and threatening many species with extinction. The smaller species tend to feed on grass seeds, fruit and berries while the larger species tend to feed on fruits, nuts, bulbs and roots from the ground.

Name : Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
Length : 32 cm ( 13 in )

This Amazon Parrot is green with orange in the wings and tail. The forehead and lores are blue with yellow on the crown and cheeks. It is a forest bird that nests in tree holes, often in palm trees, feeding mainly on fruits, seeds and flowers, either as individuals or pairs, or in groups of up to 20 or so. Sometimes considered a pest, a group of Parrots can cause damage to cocoa crops. Like most Parrots they are captured and sold as pets, though they are not known to be a great talker.


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