Amazon Parrots

Amazons are parrots belonging to the genus Amazona, distinguishable from other parrots thanks to their fat tails. These birds originated from the neotropics, specifically the Caribbean, Mexico, and most of South America. Several of these birds have been brought to countries outside their native nations, including Germany, Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Netherlands, and parts of the United States, including California and Miami.

Green is the predominant color of these birds, though parts of their body may display contrasting colors, most notably the crown, face, and flight feathers on both the wings and the tail. Their bright coloration and the capability to mimic human speech make them popular as pets.

Types of Amazon Parrots

List of All Types of Amazon Parrots


1. How long does an Amazon parrot live?

On average, the lifespan of most Amazon parrot species ranges from 25 to 60 years.

2. Which Amazon parrot is the friendliest?

The Southern Mealy Amazon forms strong bonds with its caretakers and is generally docile.

3. Have any Amazon parrots become extinct?

The Martinique Amazon and the Guadeloupe Amazon are two species that have become “hypothetically extinct”. The reason was the need for more clarity over whether or not these birds were separate species in the first place.

4. Which species of Amazon parrot is the most talkative?

Yellow-naped parrots are among the most intelligent Amazon parrots, capable of singing and producing clear sounds if appropriately trained.

5. Which species of Amazon parrot is the rarest?

The Imperial Amazon is listed as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN, with only about 50 individuals left in the wild that are capable of reproduction.