Red-spectacled Amazon (Amazona pretrei)

The Red-spectacled Amazon bird is a parrot species that belongs to the Amazona family. They are mainly found in the central and western regions of South America, including Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. They are known for their striking appearance, with a bright red patch around the eyes that serves as their most distinguishable feature.

Red-spectacled Amazons are medium-sized birds, reaching up to 14 inches in length. Their plumage is mostly green, with slight variations in coloration across their range. They have yellow crowns, blue primary feathers, and a red tail. However, the most recognizable aspect of their appearance is the bright red feathers surrounding their eyes.

These birds are known to be social and highly intelligent creatures, making them popular choices as pets. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years in captivity, although their lifespan in the wild is unknown. Red-spectacled Amazons are known to bond closely with their owners and can develop impressive vocabularies with proper training.

In terms of diet, the Red-spectacled Amazon bird feeds primarily on fruits, nuts, and seeds. They are also known to eat flowers and will occasionally consume insects or smaller animals in the wild. It is essential to provide a varied and balanced diet for these birds in captivity to ensure their health and longevity.

Unfortunately, habitat loss and illegal poaching have had a significant impact on the Red-spectacled Amazon population in the wild. This species is currently listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their habitats and increase their population through breeding programs.

Overall, the Red-spectacled Amazon bird is a beautiful and intelligent species with a distinctive appearance. They are social creatures and make excellent pets, but it is essential to protect them in the wild to ensure their survival for future generations.

Other names

Amazona pretrei



Red-spectacled Amazon

papagai de Prêtre



crvenolica amazonka

amazoňan nádherný




Amazone de Prêtre


Amazzone occhirossi


puošnioji amazonė


amazonka czerwonouda


Роскошный амазон

Crvenooki amazonac

amazoňan okuliarnatý

Amazona charao

rödmaskad amazon

Süslü Amazon

амазон червоноплечий


vörösmaszkos amazon