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Amazona auropalliata (Yellow-naped Parrot; Yellow-naped Amazon)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-naped amazon or yellow-naped parrot (Amazona auropalliata) is an amazon parrot sometimes considered to be a subspecies of yellow-crowned amazon, Amazona ochrocephala (Gmelin, 1788). Deforestation is reducing the number of these parrots in the wild together with illegal removal of young for the pet trade. This parrot readily mimics sounds, and in captivity this includes human speech, which is probably the reason it is popular in aviculture. Like all parrots, however, mimic abilities vary greatly between individuals.
View Wikipedia Record: Amazona auropalliata


Amazona auropalliata auropalliata (Yellow-naped amazon)
Amazona auropalliata caribaea (Yellow-naped amazon)
Amazona auropalliata parvipes (Yellow-naped amazon)

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Amazona auropalliata

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.03761
EDGE Score: 2.49736


Adult Weight [1]  1.06 lbs (480 g)
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  33 %
Forages - Understory [3]  33 %
Forages - Ground [3]  33 %
Maximum Longevity [4]  49 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central American dry forests Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Costa Rican seasonal moist forests Costa Rica Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barra de Santiago Wildlife Refuge Area de Uso Møltiple 5575 El Salvador  
El Imposible National Park II 13459 El Salvador  
Nancuchiname Forest Wildlife Refuge 3112 El Salvador  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve   Honduras      
San Diego y La Barra National Park 5612 El Salvador  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bluefields Bay and adjacent landscape Nicaragua A1, A2
Bosawas Nicaragua A1, A2, A3
Cosiguina Volcano Nicaragua A1, A3
Domitila Nicaragua A2, A3
Escalante River-Chococente-Tecomapa Nicaragua A3
Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains Nicaragua A3
Guanacaste lowlands Costa Rica A1, A3
Jiquilisco and Jaltepeque El Salvador A3
Los Guatuzos Nicaragua A1, A2, A3
Maderas Volcano Nicaragua A2, A3
Miskito Keys and terrestrial landscape Nicaragua A1    
Mombacho Volcano Nicaragua A1, A2, A3
Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica A1, A3, A4i
Prinzapolka/Alamikamba Rivers Nicaragua A1, A2, A3
Punta Gorda Nicaragua A1
San Cristóbal-Casita-Chonco Volcanic Complex Nicaragua A2, A3
San Juan River: La Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria Nicaragua A1
Silva Hill Nicaragua A1

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Attalea rostrata[1]
Bursera arborea (gumbo limbo)[1]
Calycophyllum candidissimum (degame)[1]
Enterolobium cyclocarpum (monkeysoap)[1]
Erythrina costaricensis[1]
Erythrina poeppigiana (mountain immortelle)[1]
Ficus insipida[1]
Leucaena leucocephala (Wild mimosa)[1]
Luehea seemannii[1]
Lysiloma divaricatum (quebracho)[1]
Mangifera indica (mango)[1]
Muntingia calabura (strawberrytree)[1]
Schizolobium parahyba (Zorra)[1]
Spondias mombin (hogplum)[1]
Stillingia tenella (gumtree)[1]
Tabebuia rosea (pink trumpet-tree)[1]
Tectona grandis (teak)[1]
Terminalia catappa (india almond)[1]
Toona calantas (Barbados cedar)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)2
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)1
Amazona albifrons (White-fronted Parrot)14
Amazona autumnalis (Red-lored Parrot)1
Amazona finschi (Lilac-crowned Parrot)1
Ara macao (Scarlet Macaw)5
Aratinga canicularis (Orange-fronted Parakeet)9
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)6
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)1
Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)4
Bassaricyon gabbii (Olingo)1
Brotogeris jugularis (Orange-chinned Parakeet)10
Calocitta formosa (White-throated Magpie-Jay)2
Carollia brevicauda (silky short-tailed bat)1
Carollia subrufa (gray short-tailed bat)1
Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)2
Chiroderma villosum (hairy big-eyed bat)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth)4
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)1
Cuniculus paca (Paca)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)1
Dermanura phaeotis (pygmy fruit-eating bat)1
Eira barbara (Tayra)1
Iguana iguana (Common Green Iguana)1
Liomys adspersus (Panamanian spiny pocket mouse)1
Liomys salvini (Salvin's spiny pocket mouse)1
Mionectes oleagineus (Ochre-bellied Flycatcher)1
Nasua narica (White-nosed Coati)3
Ortalis leucogastra (White-bellied Chachalaca)1
Ortalis vetula (Plain Chachalaca)1
Phyllostomus discolor (pale spear-nosed bat)1
Phyllostomus hastatus (greater spear-nosed bat)2
Platyrrhinus helleri (Heller's broad-nosed bat)1
Potos flavus (Kinkajou)1
Psarocolius montezuma (Montezuma Oropendola)1
Rhinoclemmys funerea (Black Wood Turtle)1
Rhodothraupis celaeno (Crimson-collared Grosbeak)2
Saguinus geoffroyi (Geoffroy's tamarin)1
Sciurus granatensis (red-tailed squirrel)1
Sciurus variegatoides (variegated squirrel)5
Tapirella bairdii (Baird's tapir)2
Uroderma bilobatum (tent-making bat)1
Vampyriscus nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)1
Vampyrodes caraccioli (great stripe-faced bat)1
Vireo altiloquus (Black-whiskered Vireo)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adventure Aquarium
Akron Zoological Parkauropalliata
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zooauropalliata
Blackpool Zoo
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanatauropalliata
Bowmanville Zoological Parkauropalliata
Bramble Park Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zooauropalliata
Brevard Zooauropalliata
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardenparvipes
Columbus Zoo and Aquariumauropalliata
Connecticut's Beardsley Zooauropalliata
Copenhagen Zoo
Dallas World Aquariumauropalliata
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fresno Chaffee Zooauropalliata
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Jesperhus Blomsterparkauropalliata
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.auropalliata
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardensauropalliata
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Minnesota Zoological Gardenauropalliata
Montecasino Bird Gardensauropalliata
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Natural Encounters, Inc.
Oakland Zooauropalliata
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Parkauropalliata
Parc Paysager Et Animalier Du Reynou
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)auropalliata
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Potter Park Zoological Gardensauropalliata
PRIAM Psittaculture Centreparvipes
Saint Louis Zoological Parkauropalliata
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarauropalliata
Sedgwick County Zooauropalliata
Silver Springs Parkauropalliata
Six Flags Discovery Kingdomauropalliata
Texas Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
Twycross Zooauropalliata
Washington Park Zoological Gardensauropalliata
Wildlife World Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Parkauropalliata
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Zoobotanico de Jerezauropalliata
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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