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Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot


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


Tropical deciduous forests, open woodland, forest edges.


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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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.


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.

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Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot
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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