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Lilacine Amazon Parrot


Lilacine Amazon Parrot
Lilacine Amazon Parrot
Habitat

These birds are native to the humid, tropical rainforests of Ecuador, in South America.

Wild Diet

They eat fruit, seeds and buds. They have a very powerful beak, which allows them to remove tough nut shells very easily.

Behaviour

Amazon parrots spend their time in small groups, roosting communally in the trees at night time and spending their days flying around in pairs searching for food.

Breeding

Between two and four eggs are laid in a nest, normally inside a tree hole. After three weeks the chicks will hatch, but it will be another two months before they leave the nest.

Threats

Parrots have long suffered due to the exotic pet trade, due to their brilliantly coloured feathers and their ability to mimic the human voice. They have been known to cough, sneeze, snore and even swear! Native tribes in South America have also traditionally hunted these birds for food.

Conservation

All parrot species are protected by regulations on commercial trade, and some species of Amazon parrot are now classed as endangered, meaning trade is prohibited.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Amazona autumnalis lilacina
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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