Kawall’s Amazon Parrot

The Kawall’s Amazon (Amazona kawalli) was discovered and described in 1989 by Grantsau and Camargo. This parrot used used to be considered an aberrant form of Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa). Distribution This species appears to be confined to the Amazon basin of Brazil in Amazonas and Pará. However, a previously misidentified specimen labelled Colombia exists, … Read more

Amazon Parrots Diet: Feeding your pet Amazon the right way

Amazon Parrots should be provided a high-quality, suitably sized parrot / bird mix, supplemented with various fruits, green foods, millet spray, and occasionally some mealworms is generally regarded as suitable. I would look for preferably “organic” or at least “all-natural” dry bird mixes. “Fortified diets” are not necessarily good as often inferior, artificial additives are … Read more

Yellow Nape Amazons

Yellow-naped or Yellow-nape Amazon Parrot

The Yellow-naped Parrot or Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata or Amazona auropalliata) is an Amazon parrot that is by most considered to be a subspecies of the Yellow-crowned Parrot. Distribution / Status Yellow-napes are endangered in their natural habitat which can be found along the Pacific Slope of Central America, in Southern Mexico and … Read more

Hispaniolan Amazon

Hispaniolan or San Domingo Amazon Parrot

Hispaniolan Amazon Parrots or San Domingo Amazons (Amazona ventralis) occur naturally in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and some offshore islands, including Hispaniola and Gonave Island. It has been introduced to Puerto Rico. They are usually seen in pairs or small groups. Their numbers are sharply decreasing in their native habitat and they are uncommon in … Read more

Mealy Amazon Parrot (Amazona farinosa)

The Mealy Amazon Parrot is one of the largest Amazon parrot species. The Mealy Parrots are social and can usually be found in pairs or in large flocks. They are even known to interact with other parrots, such as macaws.

Blue-cheeked Amazons, also known as Blue-cheeked Parrot or Dufresne’s Amazon

Blue-cheeked Amazon Parrot or Dufresne’s Amazon

The Blue-cheeked Amazon or Dufresne’s Amazon (Amazona dufresniana dufresniana) was named after the French zoologist Louis Dufresne. This species possibly forms a superspecies with Red-topped / Red-browned Amazons (Amazona rhodocorytha) and Red-tailed Amazon Parrots (Amazona brasiliensis). It formerly included the Red-browed Amazon as a subspecies, but is now considered monotypic (one single species). Distribution / … Read more

Red-tailed Amazon Parrot

The Red-tailed Amazon Parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) is endemic to South-eastern Brazil. Nowadays they are only found in a few coastal areas in states of Sao Paulo and Parana. Previously, its range extended from southeast Sao Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul. Its natural habit includes Atlantic forests and mangrove areas. Habitat destruction, hunting and trapping … Read more