HOW TO SPOT AN ORANGE-WINGED AMAZON
When looking for this species, remember that these birds are named primarily after a distinct yellow-orange band on the bend of the wing and the speculum (the secondary feathers of the wings). They also have some yelloworange markings near their cheeks and the the crown of their heads. The rest of their body comes in shades of green, with some blue markings near the throat and, again, the crown.
Their eyes are orange with a grayish-white ring, and their legs are usually a pale shade of gray. Healthy specimens have horn-colored beaks, though they also become gray at the tip.
Juveniles are predominantly green, with only a few of the orange- and blue-tinted feathers associated with the adults. Maximum size for the adults can be as much as 12 to 13 inches, and they reach maturity in four to five years. Their lifespans are usually 60 to 80 years.