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Yellow-billed Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo by the late Jan Van den Broeck
Kingston, Jamaica, November 2005
Amazona collaria


28 cm

  • Green with scaled appearance to head and nape
  • Bluish mid crown and ear-coverts
  • Maroon throat, fore-neck and base of tail
  • Blue outer wing margins

Similar Species

Cuban Parrot which has more extensive scaling.


Caribbean: found only in Jamaica.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid limestone forests, mangroves, moist montanes, plantations, and rural gardens. Observed at heights around 2000 m.



The diet includes fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, leaf buds and blossoms.


They nest in tree holes, often woodpecker cavities.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  3. BirdLife International
  4. BF Member observations

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