The Orange-Winged Amazon averages 12-13 inches in length and weighs 300-350 grams. This bird is often confused with the Blue-Fronted Amazon as they both have blue on their heads. The Orange-Wing is the only Amazon with orange feathers in their wings. The plumage of the Orange-Wing is primarily green with a blue forehead and some yellow on its crown and cheeks. The beak is horn colored with a black tip.
Average Lifespan: The average lifespan of an Orange-winged Amazon in captivity is 40-60 years.
Sexing: The Orange-Winged Amazon is not sexually dimorphic therefore a DNA test is necessary to determine the sex of your bird.
Origin: The Orange-Winged Amazon is native to the tropical areas of South America, from Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago south to Peru, northern Bolivia, central Brazil, and southwestern Mato-Grosso.
Loudness: The Orange-Winged Amazon is like most Amazon: they have a fairly loud call. This bird is not the best talker, but they have an excellent mimicking ability – especially in imitating sounds. They are much noisier than the other Amazons we offer for
Trainability: The Orange-winged Amazon is a playful bird who loves to chew on wood. Although they are not the best talkers, they can be trained to speak given diligent guidance. Orange-Winged Amazons can be somewhat temperamental which can be challenging to a novice bird owner. However, they are extremely quick learners and are amenable to change in most situations. It is important to provide consistent discipline throughout the stages of this bird’s life in order to avoid aggressive behaviors.