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Double Yellow Headed Amazon


Scientific Name: Amazona oratrix


Origin: Central America and South America – Guatemala and Belize.


Habitat: The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot lives in evergreen forests, mangroves, and riparian forests.


Physical Description: The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot stands up to 43cm (17 inches) tall.

It has a bright yellow head, and its body is bright green. Its eye rings are white and it has red just above its wings on the bend.

Its beak is horn-colored and its feet are a light color.


Behavior: The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot is sociable and very vocal. They enjoy climbing and playing, and when they get excited, the feathers on their head and neck stand up. They love attention, and will demand it when needed.


Vocalization: The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot is a loud and energetic bird. This bird tends to let out screaming vocalizations at dawn, and again at dusk. If the bird is bored, it may scream all day long due to lack of attention.


Breeding: Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrots nest in the hollows of trees. They are monogamous, meaning they mate for life with the same partner. The female lays between 3 and 4 eggs per clutch, and she incubates the eggs for a period of around 28 days. After hatching, the chicks fledge around 8 to 12 weeks later.

This bird is endangered.


Food Habits: The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot eats seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, blossoms, and leaf buds. They also forage in corn fields.