Yellow headed amazon

Yellow-headed Amazons are also referred as the double yellow-headed amazon. They are given this second name because as the bird gets older their yellow head grows in color and some birds might develop a fully yellow head.

Fast Facts

  • They use their stout hooked beak for cracking seeds and nuts, and for grasping and climbing.
  • They have zygodactyl feet meaning their feet have two toes facing forward and two facing backward.
  • Yellow-headed Amazons are considered very good singers and talkers and are generally known as noisy birds.

Scientific name

Amazona oratrix
Range  Central America
Conservation status Endangered
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Boo
Zoo location Education building

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