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Ecuador Amazon parrot

Amazona autumnalis lilacina

Ecuador Amazon parrot

The Ecuador Amazon parrot is one of the rarest birds in the world. It is feared that there could be as few as 600 left in the wild.

Ecuador Amazon parrots are a striking colour with beautiful and vibrant red, yellow and green colouring.
In recent years extensive research has been carried out regarding the Ecuador Amazon Parrot. It has been discovered that they need two habitats. During the night, a mangrove is required to roost in at night and a dry forest during the day, where it flies to feed.

Habitat 
Rainforest and mangrove

Diet
Ecuador Amazon parrots eat fruit, nuts, berries and seeds. They also eat insects.

Size
An Ecuador Amazon parrot’s body length can be 32 to 35 centimetres in length.

Location
Ecuador Amazon parrots are found in dry forest and mango swamps in Ecuador.

Conservation status
The IUCN considers the Ecuador Amazon parrot to be facing a very high threat of extinction in the wild. It is listed in Appendix I by CITES.

Threats
The main threat to this parrot is the loss of its habitat through agriculture. Poaching is also a problem.

Current population
It is estimated that there could be as few as 600 of these stunning birds left in the wild.

Zoo population
There is an EEP for Ecuador Amazon parrots. There are approximately 90 Ecuador Amazon parrots in zoos around the world.

Key to acronym

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

EEP - European Endangered Species Programme

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