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Yellow-shouldered Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-shouldered Amazon

Photo by BSCBonaire
Bonaire, Caribbean, Nord di Salina, July 2006
Amazona barbadensis


33 cm (13 in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Yellow patches on head and shoulders
  • White forehead
  • Red wing patch


South America: found in coastal northern Venezuela and a few islands north of Venezuela like Bonaire of the Netherlands Antilles.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry cactus scrubland and thornbush.



Their diet consists of fruits, seeds, and cactus flowers.


They nest in a hole in a tree, cactus or on a cliff. Their clutch consists of 1-6 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)

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