Double Yellow Amazon Parrot


Double Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot1xThe 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.

Conservation Status: Endangered

IMG_5718xDouble Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot2xDouble Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot3x

Stay tuned. Video coming soon!

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!

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 13 & over: $10.00

Children 5 to 12: $8.00

Children 3 to 4: $5.00

Seniors 65+: $9.00

Children 2 years & under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at


All Rights Reserved.