DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
Yellow-crowned amazonas can be found from central Mexico to central South America. The bird inhabits humid lowlands, tropical forests and tall scrubland, pine forests and agricultural areas.
This is sedentary species and only move locally in accordance to changes in food supply. At night, outside of the breeding season, birds form large flocks at roosts. During the day, however, they are found in foraging groups of approximately 10 individuals.
They eat seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, blossoms and leaf buds.
Amazonas are monogamous birds. They have simple courtship displays for attracting mates. They lay 2 to 4 eggs, once per season. They incubate eggs for about 25 days. Offspring become independent about 2 months after hatching.
GOOD TO KNOW
Amazons often feed on crop fruits such as avocados, corn, lemon, green bananas.
- Latin name: Amazona ochrocephala
- IUCN –Red List – LC – least concern
- CITES – Appendix II