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Parrot: Amazon festive parrot

Amazona festiva
Bird

IUCN Status
Although relatively widespread it is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN as it occurs in areas that are being deforested and it has become hunted widely for meat. A large decline in the population is expected in the next 20 years or so!



Diet

Typical Amazon parrot; fruit, seeds & berries

Habitat

Prefers “Varzea” forest (seasonal flood plain areas) and is widely distributed throughout the Amazon region (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Peru & Venezuela).

Behaviour

Communal roost and cavity nest-hole user but relatively little is known about this species in the wild!

Breeding

Clutch approximately 3 eggs, incubation 28 days.

Fun Facts

One of the bigger Amazon parrot species that is very difficult to breed in captivity.

At The Zoo

Of the two sub species/races (bodini and festiva) we exhibit Amazona.f.festiva. Our pair have laid eggs and successfully foster reared but as of yet we have yet to breed from them successfully. Are pair are owned by HMRC as they were confiscated from illegal trading in the past