Yellow-naped Amazon
Amazona auropalliata


  • Scientific name:

    Amazona auropalliata

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  • Common names:

    Yellow-naped amazon, yellow-naped parrot


  • Morphology:

    The yellow-naped parrot is distinguished by their green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape (back part of the neck) and hindneck. Their body plumage is bright green. Their beak is dark gray and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible. Their wings are in a round form and they have a short and squared tail. They reach a height of about 35 to 38 cm.

  • Reproduction:

    The yellow-naped parrot nests in natural tree cavities. After mating, the female lays 2 to 4 eggs. The incubation period takes 26 to 28 days.

  • Diet:

    They eat nuts, berries, seeds and fruits from tree canopy.


  • Range:

    They are found along the Pacific Coast from southern Mexico to northern Costa Rica. And in northern Central America including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

  • Habitat:

    They inhabit semi-arid woodland, arid scrub and savannas, mangroves, clearings in deciduous forest, pacific swamp forest, evergreen gallery forest and sometimes secondary growth in agricultural landscapes.


  • Transformation of habitat for crops, hunting and trafficking. IUCN Red List: Endangered.