The Yellow-headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix), also known as the Yellow-headed Parrot and Double Yellow-headed Amazon, is an endangered amazon parrot of Mexico and northern Central America. Measuring 38–43 centimetres (15–17 in) in length, it is a stocky short-tailed green parrot with a yellow head. It prefers to live in mangrove forests or forests near rivers or other bodies of water. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Yellow-crowned Amazon.
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Here are a few fun facts:
- Their vocal abilities are generally bested only by the African Grey Parrot and matched by similar species, such as the Yellow-naped Parrot.
- The origin of the common epithet “Double Yellow-headed” is that this species of the Yellow-headed Amazon has both the yellow nape and yellow crown of its two close relatives, hence a “double-yellow” head.
- The Double Yellow-Headed Amazon is a charming bird who loves being the center of attention!