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Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed Parrot; Yellow-headed Amazon)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The 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 ( ) 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. It is a popular pet and an excellent talker.
View Wikipedia Record: Amazona oratrix

Infraspecies

Amazona oratrix belizensis (Yellow-headed amazon)
Amazona oratrix oratrix (Yellow-headed amazon)
Amazona oratrix tresmariae (Yellow-headed amazon)

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Amazona oratrix

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
44
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.86592
EDGE Score: 3.13233

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  437 grams
Clutch Size [1]  3

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Belizean pine forests Belize Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean mangroves Bahamas, United Kingdom Neotropic Mangroves
Northern Mesoamerican Pacific mangroves Mexico Neotropic Mangroves    
Petén-Veracruz moist forests Mexico, Guatemala, Belize Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sierra de los Tuxtlas Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Pacific dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Veracruz moist forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna de Términos Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) 1742132 Campeche, Mexico      
El Caura Forest Reserve VI 12722815 Venezuela  
Imataca Forest Reserve VI 13252422 Venezuela  
Laguna de Terminos Flora and Fauna Protection Area 1742135 Campeche, Mexico      
Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve 748005 Mexico  
Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo Biosphere Reserve 353161 Mexico  
Shipstern Nature Reserve IV 20453 Belize

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Belize Coastal and near shore islands Belize A1, A2, A3, A4i
Crooked Tree and associated wetlands Belize A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Guatemalan Caribbean Slope Guatemala A1, A3
Northeastern Belize Belize A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Prey / Diet

Acacia cochliacantha[2]
Bumelia laetivirens[2]
Ebenopsis ebano (Texas ebony)[2]
Pithecellobium dulce (monkeypod)[2]
Psidium guajava (common guava)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]
Zuelania guidonia[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ara macao (Scarlet Macaw)1
Aratinga canicularis (Orange-fronted Parakeet)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)1
Brotogeris jugularis (Orange-chinned Parakeet)1
Micronycteris megalotis (little big-eared bat)1
Phyllostomus hastatus (greater spear-nosed bat)1
Ramphocelus carbo (Silver-beaked Tanager)1
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adventure Aquariumtresmariae
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zootresmariae
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Parkoratrix
Blackpool Zoo
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanatoratrix
Bowmanville Zoological Parktresmariae
Caldwell Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Parkoratrix
Cape May County Park Zoooratrix
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Charles Paddock Zoooratrix
Copenhagen Zoooratrix
Cougar Mountain Zoological Parkoratrix
 tresmariae
Dallas World Aquariumoratrix
David Traylor Zoo of Emporiaoratrix
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensoratrix
Exmoor Zoological Parkoratrix
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Guadalajara Zoo
 oratrix
 tresmariae
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicauxoratrix
Indianapolis Zoooratrix
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
 oratrix
 tresmariae
Kansas City Zoooratrix
Lake Superior Zoological Gardensoratrix
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.hondurensis
Lion Country Safari Inc - Floridabelizensis
 oratrix
Miami Metrozoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Montgomery Zoooratrix
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Natural Science Center of Greensborobelizensis
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoooratrix
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoooratrix
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parkoratrix
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Parkoratrix
Parc des Oiseaux
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
Phoenix Zoooratrix
PRIAM Psittaculture Centre
 oratrix
Pueblo Zoooratrix
Roosevelt Park Zoooratrix
Saint Louis Zoological Parkoratrix
Saitama Children's Zoobelizensis
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquaroratrix
San Diego Zoooratrix
Santa Ana Zoooratrix
Sedgwick County Zootresmariae
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Silver Springs Parkoratrix
Six Flags Discovery Kingdomoratrix
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
St. Paul's Como Zoooratrix
The Parrot Zoo
 oratrix
Turtle Back Zoooratrix
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifaunabelizensis
Washington Park Zoological Gardensoratrix
Wildlife Safari Inc
Wildlife World Zoo
 oratrix
Willow Park Zoooratrix
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
 oratrix
Zoo Zürichtresmariae
Zoological Garden Pragueoratrix
 tresmariae
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Range Map

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna de Términos Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Conventi;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1Masello JF, Quillfeldt P (2002) Chick growth and breeding success of the burrowing parrot Condor 104:574–586 2Yellow-headed Amazon, BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011 Out of Africa Wildlife Park