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Amazona vinacea (Vinaceous-breasted Amazon; Vinaceous-breasted Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Vinaceous-breasted Amazon (Amazona vinacea) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Amazona vinacea

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Amazona vinacea

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.419
EDGE Score: 3.76935


Adult Weight [1]  254 grams
Clutch Size [2]  3


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Carapá Biological Refuge IV 9071 Paraguay  
Itabó Biological Reserve IV 34092 Paraguay  
Limoy Biological Reserve IV 33774 Paraguay  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Alta cuenca del arroyo Alegría Argentina A1, A2, A3
Bosque Mbaracayú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Campo Viera y Campo Ramón Argentina A1
Campos de Cima da Serra Brazil A1, A2
Campos do Planalto das Araucárias Brazil A1, A2
Campos Gerais do Paraná Brazil A1, A2, A3
Caratinga Brazil A1
Complexo Pedra Azul / Forno Grande Brazil A1, A2, A3
Estancia Itabó Paraguay A1, A2, A3
General Carneiro Brazil A1, A2
Guaraqueçaba / Jacupiranga / Cananéia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Laranjal / Miracema Brazil A1, A2
Limoy Paraguay A1, A3
Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Morombi Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Painel / Urupema Brazil A1
Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Papagaio Brazil A1, A2
Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual das Lauráceas e Entorno Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Rio Doce Brazil A1
Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal Brazil A1, A2
Parque Nacional de São Joaquim Brazil A1
Parque Nacional do Caparaó Brazil A1, A2
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional Iguazú y alrededores Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional San Rafael Paraguay A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Parque Provincial Cruce Caballero Argentina A1, A2
Parque Provincial Piñalito y alrededores Argentina A1, A2
Parque Provincial Uruzú y Reserva Forestal San Jorge Argentina A1, A2, A3
Refugio Carapá Paraguay A1, A3
Região dos Aparados da Serra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Reserva Itabó: Itaipú Paraguay A1, A3
San Antonio Argentina A1, A2, A3
San Pedro Argentina A1, A2, A3
São Francisco Xavier / Monte Verde Brazil A1
Serra da Cantareira Brazil A1
Serra da Mantiqueira Brazil A1, A2, A3
Ypeti Paraguay A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes

Prey / Diet

Araucaria angustifolia (Parana pine)[3]
Ateleia glazioveana[3]
Cedrela fissilis[3]
Erythrina falcata (Seibo De Jujuy)[3]
Euterpe edulis[3]
Holocalyx balansae (Alecrín)[3]
Matayba elaeagnoides[3]
Melia azedarach (chinaberry)[3]
Mimosa scabrella (Abaracaatinga)[3]
Parapiptadenia rigida (Angico-cedro)[3]
Podocarpus lambertii[3]
Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palm)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria jacutinga (Black-fronted piping guan)1
Amazilia versicolor (Versicolored Emerald)1
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)1
Baillonius bailloni (saffron toucanet)1
Brotogeris chiriri (Yellow-chevroned Parakeet)1
Brotogeris tirica (Plain Parakeet)3
Cacicus haemorrhous (Red-rumped Cacique)1
Callithrix aurita (white-eared marmoset)1
Callithrix penicillata (black-pencilled marmoset)1
Carpornis cucullata (Hooded Berryeater)1
Carpornis melanocephala (Black-headed Berryeater)2
Celeus flavescens (Blond-crested Woodpecker)1
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)1
Clytolaema rubricauda (Brazilian Ruby)1
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)1
Didelphis albiventris (White-eared Opossum)1
Didelphis aurita (Big-eared Opossum)1
Eupetomena macroura (Swallow-tailed Hummingbird)1
Florisuga fusca (Black Jacobin)1
Leucochloris albicollis (White-throated Hummingbird)1
Lipaugus lanioides (Cinnamon-vented Piha)1
Myiodynastes maculatus (Streaked Flycatcher)1
Myiopsitta monachus (Monk Parakeet)1
Orthogonys chloricterus (Olive-green Tanager)1
Oryzomys intermedius (intermediate rice rat)1
Oxyruncus cristatus (Sharpbill)1
Penelope obscura (Dusky-legged Guan)2
Penelope superciliaris (Rusty-margined Guan)1
Pionus maximiliani (Scaly-headed Parrot)1
Procnias nudicollis (Bare-throated Bellbird)2
Pyroderus scutatus (Red-ruffed Fruitcrow)1
Pyrrhura frontalis (Reddish-bellied Parakeet)5
Ramphastos dicolorus (Green-billed Toucan)1
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)2
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)1
Selenidera maculirostris (Spot-billed Toucanet)2
Tapirus terrestris (South American tapir)1
Thalurania glaucopis (Violet-capped Woodnymph)1
Tityra cayana (Black-tailed Tityra)1
Triclaria malachitacea (Blue-bellied Parrot)1
Trogon viridis (White-tailed Trogon)1
Turdus albicollis (White-necked Thrush)1
Turdus flavipes (Yellow-legged Thrush)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Rare Species Conservatory
Safari de Peaugres
Wilhelma Zoo
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka zahrada Liberec

Range Map



Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1PARROT CLAYLICKS: DISTRIBUTION, PATTERNS OF USE AND ECOLOGICAL CORRELATES FROM A PARROT ASSEMBLAGE IN SOUTHEASTERN PERU, ALAN TRISTRAM KENNETH LEE, dissertation for DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2010 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3Cockle, K., G. Capuzzi, A. Bodrati, R. Clay, H. del Castillo, M. Velázquez, JI Areta, N. Fariña, and R. Fariña. 2007. Distribution, abundance, and conservation of Vinaceous Amazons (Amazona vinacea) in Argentina and Paraguay Journal of Field Ornithology 78:21–39
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011