Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Yellow Naped Amazon

Yellow Naped Amazon

The yellow-naped amazon or yellow-naped parrot (Amazona auropalliata) is an amazon parrot sometimes considered to be a subspecies of yellow-crowned amazon, Amazona ochrocephala.

Description: The yellow-naped amazon is distinguished by its green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape (back part of neck) and hindneck. The beak is dark gray and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible. The feet are also dark gray. 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 the breeding season. A rare blue mutation of the yellow-naped amazon is known to exist, in which the entire body is turquoise in color.

Published in Birds & Parrots