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Yellow-naped Parrot (Amazona auropalliata)
Yellow naped Amazon parrot.
Photograph by Matt Edmonds. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
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YELLOW-NAPED PARROT FACTSDescription
The Yellow-naped Parrot is mostly green with a yellow band across the back of the neck. The underside is paler green. Some birds have a small yellow spot on the forehead. The eye is orange. It has a dark gray bill and dark gray feet. Juveniles are similar to adults but do not have the yellow marking on the neck.
open woodland, forest
seeds, nuts, berries, blossoms, leaf buds
Nests in tree hollows. Female lays three or four white eggs. Eggs hatch after 26 - 28 days. The young will leave the nest after about 8-12 weeks.
found along the Pacific coastal strip from southern Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador
The Yellow-naped Parrot is popular in the pet trade. It is a social bird that enjoys interacting with people, and can mimic sounds.
Relatives in same Genus
White-fronted Parrot (A. albifrons)
Red-lored Parrot (A. autumnalis)
Mealy Parrot (A. farinosa)
Lilac-crowned Parrot (A. finschi)
Yellow-crowned Parrot (A. ochrocephala)
Yellow-headed Parrot (A. oratrix)
Red-crowned Parrot (A. viridigenalis)
Yellow-lored Parrot (A. xantholora)