Yellow-naped Amazon

It is found along the Pacific coast from southern Mexico south to northern Costa Rica. It is distinguished by its green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape and hindneck. The beak is dark grey and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible. The feet are also dark grey.

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The Yellow-naped Amazon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

A rare blue mutation of the Yellow-naped Amazon is known to exist, in which the entire body is turquoise in color. In captivity - Yellow-naped Amazons are highly sought after for their talking ability and playful personalities. They are also known for nest-protective behaviors that often lead them to bite. This is particularly common in, but not limited to, males during breeding season. References - * BirdLife International (2004). More

* A rare blue mutation of the Yellow-naped Amazon is known to exist, in which the entire body is bluish -turquoise in color (photos below). More

Yellow-naped AmazonGolden Yellow-naped Amazon = Family: PsittacidaePicture of "Mia", a Yellow-naped Amazon, or a Golden Yellow-naped Amazon * Puzzles * Postcards Amazona auropalliataPhoto More

Yellow-Naped Amazons are highly intelligent, comical birds that love to be the center of attention. They are excellent talkers, and they form extremely close bonds with their owners. Like many Amazons, however, Yellow-Naped Amazons may go through a hormonal bluffing stage as they reach sexual maturity. For this reason, they are recommended for experienced bird owners. More

The Yellow-Naped Amazon is a wonderful parrot that has a superb ability to mimic human speech. It has a spicy personality much appreciated by parrot afficionados. An adult pair of Yellow-Naped Amazons at our ranch. These chicks are about ten days of age. A cage that is manufactured for "Amazons" or "large parrots" is correct fot the Yellow-Naped Amazon. A cage with a playpen roof is recommended. More

Yellow-Naped Amazons became the first pair in the world to produce Blue Amazons in captivity. His project would allow him to place pairs of these fabulous birds in some of the worlds top breeding facilities. Three other reputable professional facilities have now successfully produced blue offspring from the blue bloodlines supplied by Voren’s efforts. More

Yellow-naped Amazons live in the dry forests from SW Mexico to the southern parts of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. They are part of a large complex of similar amazon species with various amounts of yellow on the head or nape that extend from Mexico into South America. Natural History: Diet:This species is a major predator of large seeds in SSR. More

The Yellow-naped Amazon or Golden Yellow-naped Amazon is green from head to tail, with the underparts a bit lighter green, and the tip of the tail being a light yellowish-green. They get their name from having a bright yellow patch about the size of a quarter on the nape of their neck, though this doesn't actually begin to develop until they are about a year old. Some will also have a small yellow spot on their forehead. More

Some Yellow-naped Amazons have no yellow colouring at all on their napes .In fact, one variation of the yellow-naped amazon is turquoise in colour. It feeds on nuts, berries, seeds, and fruit. and also on the seeds of unripe fruit... It as an excellent talker and t speaks in a very clear voice. It sings and whistles as well.. It is known to be a very intelligent bird. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Amazona
Species : auropalliata
Authority : (Lesson, 1842)