Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Vinaceous Parrot, Vinaceous Amazon

Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Vinaceous Parrot, Vinaceous Amazon

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Vinaceous Parrot, Vinaceous Amazon by Alejandro Bertolo
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PSITTACIDAE
Order: 
PSITTACIFORMES
Genus: 
Amazona
Species: 
vinacea
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Kuhl, 1820)
Common names (Spa): 
Amazona Pechivinosa, Amazona Vinosa, Loro Pechivinoso, Loro Pecho Vinoso
Medium: 
Sumi ink and mineral pigments on Japanese hemp paper
Artist Statement: 
These amazing Southamerican birds feed almost exclusively on the nuts of the araucaria brasilensis (a conifer that has been around since the time of the dinosaurs). Both species are currently threatened by over logging.