Diademed amazon

Diademed Amazon: 31–35cm. length and 450-550 grams. The Diademed Parrot (Amazona Diadema) is usually green, with black feathered crown edges, up to the mantle and the chest; crown green nape; the back of the neck green, mauve margin; cere and fore feathers, red; yellow-green., less yellow, upper cheeks, to ear-coverts; secondary red on the bases, the rest green; green tail; pale yellow eye-ring; orange eyes; peak dark gray.

  • Order : Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Amazona
  • Scientific name: Diademed Parrot
  • Citation : ( von Spix , 1824)
  • Protonimo: Psittams Diadema
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Character: Sociable
  • Longevity: 60 to 70 years.
  • Height: 31–35 cm.


It is likely that lowland forest species frequent a variety of habitats, including ridge evergreen forests, as well as modified areas containing scattered trees or plantations ( Del Hoyo et al., 1997, pit and at., 2016 ).

They are in loose groups or pairs and are gregarious when feeding.


endemic lower Black River and northern margin of the Amazon River, in the states of Amazona and northwest of Pour, in Brazil.


The setting is 2-3 eggs. Mating season It is supposed to be early: January-March.


It feeds mainly on fruits and seeds, even cultivated species ( Del Hoyo et al., 1997 ), although there are no published data (Del Hoyo et al., 2016).

Conservation Diademed amazon

Diademed amazon parrot

• Current IUCN Red List Category: Endangered.

• Demographic trend: Degressive.

The Rationale for the Red List Category

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin and susceptibility to this new species capture, it is suspected that its population will undergo a very rapid three-generation decline in 2002, so it is in danger of extinction.

Justification of the trend

This species is predicted to lose between 49 and 55% of suitable habitat in its range in three generations (37 years) from 2002, based on a model of the deforestation of the Amazon. Given its susceptibility to capture, it is suspected that the species decline by 50-79% during this time.


• The main threat to this species is accelerating deforestation in the Amazon Basin as land is cleared for ranching and soybean production, provided by the extension of the road network, with its susceptibility to capture ( Soares-Filho et the. 2011 ).

• The species is thought to experience some pressure taking, probably mostly for domestic trade, since this species is rare in aviculture ( Del Hoyo et al., 1997, Pit et the., 2016 ).

• Proposed changes to the Brazilian Forest Code reduce the percentage of land a private owner is legally obligated to keep as forest (including, critically, a reduction in the width of forest buffers with perennial vapors) and include an amnesty for owners who deforested before July 2008 (That they would later be absolved of the need to reforest the illegally evacuated land) ( Birds et to the., 2011 ).

Current conservation actions

• No specific conservation action is known for this species, although part of their habitat is protected.

It is distributed in the Jau National Park where it is rare or rare ( Borges et al ., 2001, Borges & Almeida 2011 ).

Proposed conservation measures
  • Carry out surveys to estimate the size of the population.
  • Monitor deforestation rates in the range using remote sensing techniques.
  • Investigate the entrapment threat level.
  • Increase changes in laws related to deforestation and forest protection.

Diademed amazon in Captivity

Rare in poultry farming.

Each captive specimen of this species, which is able to reproduce, is placed in a well-managed captive breeding program and not sold as a pet, in order to guarantee its long-term survival.

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