Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala)

The Yellow-crowned Amazon is a stunning, exotic bird belonging to the parrot family. It is commonly found in South America, particularly in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela. They are also seen in Central America, including Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica.

The Yellow-crowned Amazon is a medium-sized bird that measures about 14 inches in length. It weighs around 500 grams. The body of the bird is predominantly green, with a yellow crown on its head that gives it its name. The feathers on the wings and tail are bluish-green, and there are some red feathers under its wings. Male and female birds have similar physical features, but males tend to be larger than females.

These birds are social and intelligent, making them popular pets. They are known for their ability to mimic sounds and words. The Yellow-crowned Amazon has a loud, clear, and distinct voice and can imitate the sounds of other birds, animals, and even humans. They are known to bond with their owners and display affectionate behavior.

Yellow-crowned Amazons primarily feed on fruits, seeds, buds, and nectar. They are known to forage on the forest floor and in trees, as well as near rivers and swamps. They have a strong beak that helps them crack seeds and nuts.

While the Yellow-crowned Amazon is not currently endangered, it is listed as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List. However, habitat loss and poaching continue to be threats to their population. The pet trade also poses a significant threat to their existence, as capturing these birds for the pet trade can often cause harm and stress to these creatures.

In conclusion, the Yellow-crowned Amazon is a beautiful and intelligent bird that brings joy to many people as pets. However, their survival in the wild depends on conservation efforts to protect their natural habitats and prevent poaching.

Other names

Amazona ochrocephala



Yellow-crowned Amazon

papagai de front gorc



žutočela amazonka

amazoňan žlutohlavý

Gulisset Amazone



Amazone à front jaune


Amazzone capogiallo


geltongalvė amazonė


amazonka żółtogłowa


Суринамский амазон

Žutočeli amazonac

amazoňan štvorfarebný

Amazona real

gulkronad amazon

Sarı Alınlı Amazon

амазон тринідадський


sárgahomlokú amazon