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[Photo] Yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata). Morris is a twenty-year-old Yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona auropalliata). Photographed in Golden Valley, MN, USA, June 23, 2007. Date 2007-06-17. Author SEWilco http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SEWilco
The Yellow-naped Parrot or Yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata) is an Amazon parrot now more usually considered to be a subspecies of Yellow-crowned Amazon, Amazona ochrocephala (Gmelin, 1788).
It is found along the Pacific coast from southern Mexico south to northern Costa Rica. It is distinguished by its green forehead and crown and a yellow band across the lower nape and hindneck. The bill is dark grey and is paler towards the base of the upper mandible.
In common with many parrot species, it feeds on nuts, berries, seeds, and fruit.
This parrot is easily taught to talk and is therefore popular in the pet trade but many birds are believed to be supplied from nestlings caught in the wild.
Deforestation is reducing the number of these parrots in the wild together with illegal removal of young for the pet trade.
A rare blue mutation of the Yellow-naped Amazon is known to exist, in which the entire body is turquoise in color.
Legs may also be at different angles to each other.
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