Amazon, Yellow-Naped

Nipper at Bird Show Photo By Tad Motoyama

Amazon, Yellow-naped

Scientific Name: Amazona auropalliata


Status: Least Concern


Habitat: Tropical forests from southern Mexico to northern Costa Rica


Diet: Like many parrots, these birds eat a variety of fruits, nuts, and seeds.


Length: Approximately 13 inches


Wingspan: Approximately 8.5 inches


Weight: Approximately one pound

During adolescence, these birds go through a “bluffing” stage. This developmental phase is characterized by aggressive lunging, hissing, barking, and biting that may be spurred by hormonal changes as the juveniles transition into adulthood.

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