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Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot

Zoo Location: Primley
Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot
Habitat

Mixed woodland and forest, often near rivers and semi-open country.

Wild Diet

Fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, blossoms and leaf buds.

Behaviour

The yellow-headed amazon lives in pairs or small flocks. In the day they gather in small groups and feed in the treetops. They are good mimic talkers and are strong fliers.

Breeding

The nest is usually in a tree hollow where 2-3 eggs are incubated for 25-28 days.

Threats

Pet trade, habitat destruction.

Conservation

Commercial trade in this bird is restricted but still occurs illegally for the pet trade. Less than 7,000 birds are thought to be surviving in the wild.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Amazona ochrocephala oratrix
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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