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Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)
Yellow-crowned Parrot, Well Place Zoo, near Reading.
Photograph by David Joyce. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Yellow-crowned Parrot, Botanical Garden of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.
Photograph by jmaximo. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT FACTSDescription
The Yellow-crowned Parrot is mainly green with a short square tail. The wing feathers have dark blue tips, and there is a red patch on the wing. The top of the head is yellow. They have a white ring round the eye. Males and females are similar in color. Juveniles are similar to adults but have little yellow on the head. Yellow-crowned Parrots are normally found in pairs or small flocks up to 30.
33cm - 38cm
rainforest, dry forest, woodland, mangroves, savanna, cultivated land and suburban areas.
fruit, nuts, seeds, berries.
Nests in a hollow in a tree or termite mound. Lays two to three white eggs which hatch after about 26 days. Young leave the nest about 60 days after hatching.
The Yellow-crowned Parrot is found in Mexico south to Peru and Brazil.
Yellow-crowned Amazons are popular in the pet trade. They are commonly bred in captivity, and are lively birds and are good mimics.
Relatives in same Genus
White-fronted Parrot (A. albifrons)
Yellow-naped Parrot (A. auropalliata)
Red-lored Parrot (A. autumnalis)
Mealy Parrot (A. farinosa)
Lilac-crowned Parrot (A. finschi)
Yellow-headed Parrot (A. oratrix)
Red-crowned Parrot (A. viridigenalis)
Yellow-lored Parrot (A. xantholora)