Red-lored Amazon Parrot

(Amazona autumnalis autumnalis)

Bird

Animal Info

The Zoo is home to one Amazon parrot, born in 1994.

Status in the Wild

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status: Least concern. Many of these birds are endangered because of habitat destruction and trapping for the pet trade.

Habitat

This parrot is found in Central America and South America, typically among canopies of forests and jungles.

Diet

The Amazon parrot is an herbivore. They feed mainly on fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, buds and blossoms.

Did you know?

These birds are in trouble due to the wild bird trade, but if they are left alone, they can do quite well near humans.

There are four subspecies of red-lored Amazon parrot.

They lay about three or four eggs at a time and the hatchlings leave the nest after about 60 days.

Avocado and eggplant are poisonous to these birds!

They are common as pets, but tend to need a lot of attention because of the large group they live in naturally.

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