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Yellow-Shouldered Parrot

Zoo Location: Primley
Yellow-Shouldered Parrot
Habitat

Forest, hilly areas and rocky escarpments.

Wild Diet

Fruits of organpipe cacti, berries, seeds, nuts, blossoms and leaf buds.

Behaviour

Yellow-shouldered parrots congregate in flocks of from 6-10, or even up to 60 or 80 when feeding.

Breeding

2 eggs are incubated for approximately 30 days.

Threats

Habitat destruction and trapping for the pet trade.

Conservation

Reintroduction programmes have helped to augment natural populations in the wild.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Amazona barbadensis
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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