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Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot

Range:

Central Mexico south to the Amazon Basin and eastern Peru; also on Trinidad.

Habitat:

Tropical deciduous forests, open woodland, forest edges.

Characteristics:

Adult general plumage green, paler and more yellow on underparts. Forehead and lores yellow. Crown yellow with some yellow around the eyes. Bend of wing red, yellowish-green and violet-blue towards tip; tail green tipped with yellowish-green. Bill dark grey with orange on sides; iris orange; legs pale grey.

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Behavior:

These birds are strong fliers and fly quite high when traveling long distances. They usually gather in flocks ranging from a few to a hundred or more. They spend most of the time perched in the trees and in flight, searching for food. They give a reiterated screech, and or whistling notes, when disturbed.

Reproduction:

Mating usually occurs from February to May. Nests are built in hollow trees about 2-3 feet off the ground. 3 eggs are laid and incubated by the female. The male usually stands guard outside the hollow but doesn\\\'t enter the nesting area again during incubation. Incubation usually lasts 28-30 days and the young leave the nest 2 months after hatching.

About Our Animals:

This animal is not in the Zoo\\\'s collection.

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Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot
Range
Class: aves
Genus: Amazona
Species: ochrocephala auropalliata
Length: 14 inches
Average Lifespan: 40
Wild Diet: Fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, blossoms, and leaf buds
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed


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