River Journey - Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari gallery
The Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot enjoys human interaction as well as interaction with other birds. In the wild they are very social birds living in groups with the available food supply determining the size of the group. Many times though several hundred are seen in a group. They also form permanent pairs when they are sexually mature. They love to climb and play and need room to stretch their wings although climbing seems to be their favorite activity.
Listed as endangered due to habitat loss and collection for pet trade. These birds are rarely seen in much of their native range.
About This Animal
SIZE 15 - 17 inches
RANGE These parrots are found only in Central America, including Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala.
HABITAT Preferred habitats include tropical and subtropical forests, mangrove swamps, savannah, coastal scrub and cultivated land where trees are available for nesting
DIET Fruits, nuts, berries and blossoms.