Yellow-headed Amazon

Yellow-headed Amazon

Yellow-headed Amazon
Amazona oratrix


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Psittacidae

Range

Mexico, Central and South America


Habitat

Riparian forest, evergreen forests, mangroves


Diet

Seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, blossoms, and leaf buds

Weight

9.7 - 18 oz.

Size

15 - 17 in.

Incubation

26 - 28 days

Clutch

2 – 4 eggs

IUCN Status

Endangered

CITES

Appendix I

Facts

  • Form loud, noisy flocks in the wild. Can learn to mimic sounds.
  • Robust build with rounded wings and a square tail.
  • Arboreal (tree-dwelling)
  • When excited, all feathers of the neck and crown are raised, making the head appear double in size.
  • Social; live in groups of up to several hundred individuals
  • Eggs are incubated by the female alone. The male remains near the nest entrance and feeds the sitting female.

 

Conservation

They suffer from habitat loss and hunting (persecuted for damaging crops and captured for the illegal pet trade).

Endangered

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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