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Yellow-headed Parrot

Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala


The Yellow-crowned Amazon or Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala), is a species of parrot, native to the tropical South America and Panama.


The Yellow-headed Parrot is found in the Amazon Basin and Guianas, with additional populations in north-western South America and Panama. It is a bird of tropical forest (both humid and dry), woodland, mangroves, savanna and may also be found on cultivated land and suburban areas. In the southern part of its range, it is rarely found far from the Amazon Rainforest. It is mainly a lowland bird, but has locally been recorded up to 800 m (2600 ft) along on the eastern slopes of the Andes.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago
Yellow-crowned amazon
Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala Yellow-crowned Amazon from Priam Parrot Breeding

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pamsai 10 years ago

thanks Marta RubioTexeira and bayucca for the ID of this pretty parrot...

bayucca 11 years ago

I also looked for Ochrocephala, but was a little bit confused about the yellow spot on the head. In most of the pictures this one is going to the front, in Pamsai's not. I think Ochrocephala is OK, it is very common in Peru and Ecuador.

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Is an amazon. The second pic is very pretty!

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Ica, Peru

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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