Yellow-naped

Yellow-naped amazon
Amazona auropalliata

Taxonomy

  • Scientific name:

    Amazona auropalliata

  • Family:

    Psittacidae

  • Genus:

    Amazona

  • Species:

    Auropalliata

  • Common names:

    Yellow-naped amazon, yellow-naped parrot

Biology

  • Morphology:

    Approximately 38 cm tall, wing length 21-23 cm. The yellow-naped amazon is distinguished by its green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape (back part of neck) and hindneck. The beak is dark gray and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible. The feet are also dark gray.

  • Reproduction:

    Usually these parrots produce clutches of 3-4 eggs occasionally 5.

  • Diet:

    In common with many parrot species, it feeds on nuts, berries, seeds, and fruit.

Ecology

  • Range:

    It is found along the Pacific coast from southern Mexico to northern Costa Rica.

  • Habitat:

    Forests in coastal areas.

Threats

  • This species has been uplisted to endangered because information on levels of exploitation and habitat loss, and local population trends, suggest that the species is undergoing at least a very rapid population decline.