PARROTS


Species: Blue-headed parrot
Scientific name: Pionus menstruus

This species of parrots is native to tropical and subtropical areas of Central and South American countries like Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and others. It is about 27cm long and loves to eat fruits, seeds, and sometimes grain. The blue-headed parrot nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white, and a nest usually contains 3 to 5 eggs.

 

Species: Yellow-crowned parrot
Scientific name: Amazona ochrocephala

This species has a very large range, is native to Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Bolivia. Unfortunately, the Yellow-crowned parrot is expected to lose 18.7-31.8% of suitable habitat over three generations (37 years) based on a model of Amazonian deforestation (Soares-Filho et al. 2006, Bird et al. 2011).

 

Species: Orange-Winged Amazon
Scientific name: Amazona amazonica

The orange-winged amazons make loud, high-pitched screams. Their diet consists of fruits and seeds, including the fruit of palm trees and sometimes cocoa. The population of this species is declining due to ongoing habitat destruction and unsustainable levels of hunting.