description all feathers green with black edges except for wings;
front of the crown red feathers; thighs partly orange-yellow; underside
of wings olive green; tail upper side green with yellow-greenish tips;
whitish periophtalmic ring; bill horn coloured; iris orange-yellow;
America - Argentina especially the province of Tucumán and the South
east; also found in parts of Bolivia. Although this was a popular
import some years ago this species is now becoming increasingly
rare in the wild; and listed amongst the endangered species.
shy and wild, call shrill and higher pitched than most other Amazons.
Hand-reared parrots still make excellent pets and become good talkers.
fruit, seeds and nuts will forage in trees in the wild. In captivity
a good seed mix of safflower; wheat' oats, canary grass seed and
various millet. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Breeding in captivity:
Nest box needs to be 30 x 30 x 50 cm (12 x 12 x 20 ins) with an
entrance hole of 10 cm (4 ins) in diameter. Pairs must be isolated
for success; breeding pairs are extremely aggressive towards other
birds and even their bird keeper. Expect breeding to commence in
early May. Clutches range from 3 to 4 eggs; incubation is 23-25
days; fledging period is 50-60 days. The parents will feed their
young up to 10 weeks, but when hand-reared they are usually quicker
As Pets the Tucumán
Amazons are very difficult to obtain, as the wild ones have
now become endangered due to logging and trading.