Yellow Crowned Amazon Fact Sheet

Class:

Aves

Order:

Psittaciformes

Family:

Psittacidae

Genus:

Amazona
Species:

ochrocephala

Lifespan:

60+ years

Gestation:

Average time to hatching is 25 days

Number of Young:

2 to 4

Size:

About 12 in long

Weight:

1-1.5 lbs 

Reproduction:

Yellow-crowned amazons are monogamous and will breed between December and May. The female will prepare the nest and incubate the eggs, while the male forages and feeds the female.

Range:

From central Mexico to central South America, including the Amazon Basin and as far east as Peru. Also found on Trinidad and other Caribbean islands.

Habitat:

Found mainly in tropical forests (both humid and dry), deciduous woodland, and tall scrubland. They can sometime be found in agricultural and suburban areas.

Diet:

Fresh fruit, vegetables, and seeds

Description:

Bright green plumage with flight fathers edged in dark blue. There are yellow markings on the head and face. The tail is shortish and squared off.

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Facts:

  • Only the female will incubate eggs