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Yellow-naped Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-naped Amazon

Stanley Jones
Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, March 2007
Amazona auropalliata


35–36 cm (13¾-14¼)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Golden-yellow nape
  • Red speculum
  • Dark grey bill and feet


Central America: found from southern Mexico south to northern Costa Rica.

Photo by Steve G
Guanacaste, Costa Rica



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. auropalliata:
Pacific slope of southern Mexico (Oaxaca) south to northwestern Costa Rica
  • A. a. caribaea:
  • Bay Islands off Honduras (Isla Barbareta and Isla Guanaja)
  • A. a. parvipes:
  • Coastal north-eastern Honduras to north-eastern Nicaragua


Dryish woodland, scrub and savannas.



The diet includes seeds, and also nuts, berries, and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
  3. Google Books.

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