Habitat: tropical, coastal and savannah forests
Range: Amazon Basin, Northern Brazil, Southeastern
Colombia, and Northeastern Peru
Natural Diet: fruit. seeds, nuts, leaf buds
Status in the Wild:
Common (Least Concern)
Hawk-headed parrots are uncommon both in the wild and captivity.
They get their name from the hawk-like appearance created when they
flare their head feathers. As with most parrots, their strong,
curved beak aids them when climbing and enables them to crack open
the hard outer shell of seeds and thick skin fruit. Like many other
parrot species, the hawk-headed parrot is endangered due to
deforestation and the pet trade industry.