Yellow-headed Amazon

The green Amazon parrot with the striking yellow head is quite intelligent. In captivity, it can be a good mimicker of human speech and household sounds. Generally the yellow-headed Amazon will have a strong personality.

This parrot is endangered primarily due to habitat loss and the pet trade. In the United States it is only legal to own this parrot if it has been bred in captivity, thus protecting the wild population.

Yellow-headed Amazon

Amazona oratrix

Habitat: Mexico through Central America

Diet in the wild: Seeds, fruits, even root vegetables, i.e. carrots, beets, sweet potato; will raid agricultural crops

Size: 15-17 inches long

Family: Lives in pairs to smaller noisy flocks

Status: Endangered; numbers decreasing

Did you know? This pretty green parrot likes to dig.

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