YELLOW-CROWNED AMAZON PARROT

Scientific Name: Amazona ochrocephala
Order
Psittaciformes (parrots and cockatoos)

Family
Psittacidae (African and Neotropical parrots)

Habitat & Range
Yellow-crowned parrots are native to tropical South America and Panama. They inhabit rainforests, woodlands, mangroves, and savannas.

Identification
The plumage on the yellow-crowned parrot is bright green. They have a distinct yellow patch on the head that resembles a crown, hence its name. Their bills and feet are dark grey in color. There also may be some red and blue color highlights in the tail and wings. Yellow-crowned parrots grow to be approximately 14 inches in length and have wingspans that measure up to 8.5 inches.

Diet
Yellow-crowned parrots eat fruit, seeds, nuts, and berries.

Reproduction & Lifespan
The parrots nest in tree hollows. Females lay up to 3 eggs at a time. The eggs incubate for approximately a month and hatchlings will leave the nest after 50 or 60 days.

Yellow-crowned parrots have long life spans that can reach up to 70 years long.
 
 
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