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Yellow-faced Parrot
Alipiopsitta xanthops

Yellow-faced Parrot



Yellow-faced Parrot

26 to 27 cm.. tall and about 260g. weight.

The Yellow-faced Parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops) It is distinguished by the large area of ​​yellow in the head, with green tint nape; orange to the sides of body and upper base of the tail; collar yellowish green, belly almost all yellow, the thighs and green inner core tail green; the back it is usually green with yellow tints.

blackish brown with yellow edges; iris yellow .

The youth less yellow in body.



It inhabits in dry forests, also called deciduous forests, in lowlands, with the presence of palmas Mauritia, Although they prefer water courses.
They can be seen in pairs or flocks of up 50 specimens.


Video – "Yellow-faced Parrot"


Although little information regarding this is available, it is known that nest in the hollows of the highest trees closed; the laying usually three eggs and the incubation period is 23-24 days.


It's a species of which there are few studies of their natural habitat. Its main food It consists mainly of fruits and seeds. Very fond of mangoes, usually visit their trees full of fruit.


Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 2.700.000 km2

Inside of Brazil and adjacent area to the east of Bolivia and Horqueta, in the East of Paraguay.

Conservation Alipiopsitta xanthops:

State of conservation ⓘ

Status Near Threatened (UICN)ⓘ

• Current category of the Red List of the UICN: Near-threatened.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

In 1993 two thirds of the Cerrado, This species inhabited, had been moderately or severely altered by agriculture, heavy cattle farming, invasive grasses, the use of pesticides and annual burning.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

• Collate sample data and recent records to provide an improved assessment of distribution and status.

• Estimate the total wild population (Bianchi 2009).

• Assess the impact of habitat loss (Snyder et to the . 2000).

• Create a network of large reserves in Bahia, maranhão and Piauí.

Yellow-faced Parrot in captivity:

Ave Rare in the world of poultry farming.

active, curious and playful. Aggressive with other parrots. They can become very noisy. Prone to obesity

Its reproduction rarely been achieved in captivity. The basic requirement would be to isolate a compatible pair during the breeding season due to increased aggression towards other birds during this period.; also require spacious accommodations and a nest box of 25 x 25 x 60 cm. . with input from 8 cm in diameter.

They tend to be aggressive toward their caregivers. The breeding season begins in early May. The implementation is of 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated during 26 days. The young leave the nest when they are near the 8 weeks of age.

Alternative names:

Yellow faced Parrot, Yellow-crowned Amazon, Yellow-crowned Parrot, Yellow-faced Amazon (English).
Amazone à face jaune (French).
Goldbauchamazone, Schoapapagei (German).
Papagaio-galego, chorão, curau, papagaio-acurau, papagaio-curraleiro, papagaio-de-barriga-amarela (Portuguese).
Amazona Chica, Amazona del Cerrado, Loro cara amarilla, Lora chica (español).

Scientific classification Alipiopsitta xanthops:

Johann Baptist von Spix

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Alipiopsitta
Scientific name: Alipiopsitta xanthops
Citation: (von Spix, 1824)
Protonimo: Psittacus xanthops

Images Yellow-faced Parrot:

Species of the genus Amazona


  • Parrot Book, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
  • avibase
  • parrots.org
  • Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
  • Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
  • Birdlife


(1) – Yellow-faced parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops) green morph, the Pantanal, Brazil By Charlesjsharp (Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – Yellow-faced parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops) yellow morph, the Pantanal, Brazil By Charlesjsharp (Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – Alipiopsitta xanthops, Yellow-faced Parrot; two in a cage By TJ Lin (originally posted to Flickr as yellow-faced amazon) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – Yellow-faced Parrot in Giza Zoo By Hatem Moushir (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(5) – Record made in the city of Três Lagoas-MS, urban area. A flock landed on a ponca tree to feed By Jairmoreirafotografia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(6) – Illustration does not look like A. xanthops (Yellow-faced Parrot). Fisch's Papageien monograph discusses this dubious specimen by Francis de Laporte de Castelnau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Joao Antonio de B.. Vitto

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