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.