Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala
English : Yellow-crowned amazon
French : Amazone à front jaune
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 38 cm in length for a weight of 535 g. Bright green plumage, turning more yellowish on belly, underside of wings bright red. Subspecies with yellow forehead and fore-crown, grey and red bill, red bend of wing.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from south Colombia to Venezuela, Guianas and north Brazil. Species found from Panama and Colombia to central Brazil and Bolivia. Lives in tropical woodlands, gallery forests, suburban parks, below 500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is locally common but has declined in Venezuela and Panama because of overtrapping for the pet trade and, locally, habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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