Common name: Yellow-Crowned Amazon

Scientific Name: Amazona ochrocephala

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Genus: Amazona

Species: A. ochrocephala

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The Amazona ochrocephalas are interesting birds.  They are small birds.  Most people say they are very beautiful birds.  They are a little colorful.  They can be wild pets or tamed house pets. Let me tell you more about it.

 

They are 33-38 cm. long. They are mostly green, but have a yellow crown, red wing speculum, and dark blue tips.  It adapted to live mostly in the rainforest.  It can also be a house pet.  It loves popularity because it loves people and it tames easily.  They are excellent talkers.

 

The Yellow-crowned Amazon is an herbivore.  It eats mostly nuts and seeds.  It is a lowland bird.  It can be found in the Amazon Basin, Guiana, Panama, and Amazon Rainforest.  They travel in a small pack of up to 30.  Their population is shrinking.

 

They have to search along the rainforest floor to find nuts and seeds.  They have to compete with squirrels, other birds, and other animals that eat nuts and seeds.  The Yellow-crowned Amazon is mostly eaten by the False Vampire bat.  It perches high in trees within a large group so they have a lot of eyes to spot predators.

 

The Yellow-crowned parrot is an interesting bird. It is colorful, beautiful, and can make a fun pet.  They are small, herbivores, and travel in a small pack.  As you can see, this is a very interesting bird.

 

Author: Kacie Q.

Published: 03/2010

 

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/yellow-ccrowned_amazon

http://centralpets.com/animals/birds/parrots/prt4305.html

http:/vtpb-www2.cvm.tamu.edu/brightsmith/what%20eats%20parrots.htm

The Sibley Guide to Birds.