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Yellow-lored Parrot
Amazona xantholora

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Yellow-lored Parrot




25-28 cm.. length and 200-232 g. of weight.

The Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora) has the lores and a close frontal band, bright yellow; most of the forecrown and crown, are white; the back of the crown is blue; band wide around the eyes, including upper cheeks, bright red; ear-coverts dark gray.

Top green grass with prominent black tips on feathers giving a scalloped appearance, although uppertail-coverts are yellowish-green. Primary coverts red; remaining coberteras (especially smaller and medium), green with black tips. Flight feathers mostly blue with a green base at primaries. Under the wings, bluish green. Underparts green with black tips on breast feathers, although undertail-coverts are yellowish-green; at the top, the tail is green; below green with yellowish tip and the outer feathers red.

Yellow-lored Parrot

Bill yellow-horn; irises yellow; legs grey.

In this species sexual dimorphism. The female has the crown blue (nonwhite), little or no red around the eye, and primary coverts green. The immature They are like female but with lores paler yellow and crown pale blue.

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Yellow-lored Parrot (?)

In Yucatan, the Yellow-lored Parrot They live mostly in the tropical deciduous forest, probably avoiding dense rain forests. But, their exact preferences are unknown due to the difficulty of distinguishing the White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons). Observed in pine forests and mixed forests of pines and oaks Quercus in the North of Belice, and pine forests in the highlands in Roatan.
They are distributed at altitudes between 100 and 250 m.
Usually views in flocks, to form communal roosts coming up 1.500 birds from roosting and dispersed in small herds forage.


They lay their nests in tree cavities on agricultural land and around cornfields where dead trees have been left standing after forests have been cleared and burned. also can nest in cracks of trees, rock walls or termiteros.

It has been observed to Yellow-lored Parrot in breeding condition in March in the yucatan peninsula, and young in the nest in April-May Belice. The laying is of 1 to 3 eggs; the incubation similar in duration to that of White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons), that is to say, of 25 to 28 days.


Foods reported include guilt of Acacia gaumeri, corn and citrus. The Yellow-lored Parrot They feed mainly in the treetops.


Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 157.000 kilometros2

The Yellow-lored Parrot It is found mainly in the Eastern and Central parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, in Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo; in the northern parts of Belice; and in the islands of Cozumel (Mexico) and possibly Roatan (Honduras), where the recent field work could not confirm its current (or previous) existence. Common to quite common in the East of Yucatan and in Cozumel, but considered quite rare in some other parts (especially at the edges) Mexican range. It is thought to be scarcer than the White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons) with which it is closely related, although in some areas, the Yellow-lored Parrot it's more common, especially towards the center of its range.

Live in several areas protected. Situation in Northern Belice unknown.


State of conservation ⓘ

Status Minor Concern ⓘ (UICN)ⓘ

• Current category of the Red List of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Stable.

• Population size: 20,000-49,999.

  • Justification of the Red List of the Category

This species has a range very large, and therefore not approaching the thresholds for vulnerable under the criterion of size range (extent of occurrence <20.000 km2 combinan con un tamaño gama disminución o fluctuante, hábitat medida / calidad, o de la población tamaño y un pequeño número de lugares o fragmentación severa). La population trend appears to be stable, and therefore the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable according to the population trend criteria. (> 30% decrease of more than ten years or three generations). The population size It can be moderately small to large, but are not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable based on population size criteria (<10.000 individuos maduros con una disminución continua estima en> 10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specific population structure). For these reasons, the species was evaluated as Least concern.

  • Population justification

Partners in Flight estimates the population at fewer than 50.000 individuals (A. they Panjabi a slightly. 2008), by what is placed in the band 20,000-49,999 individuals here.

  • Justification trend

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

  • Threats

The main threats to this species are the deforestation, the catch eggs and chicks directly from their nests, just like him illegal trade adult individuals. Moreover and, considering the differential distribution of this species within the Peninsula, You may think that areas are susceptible to drastic declines in these species (Beissinger and Snyder 1992).

The Yellow-lored Parrot in captivity:

Very rare in captivity. Convention CITES regulates international trade under the Appendix II (Species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival).

Alternative names:

Yellow Lored Amazon, Yellow lored Parrot, Yellow-faced Amazon, Yellow-lored Amazon, Yellow-lored Parrot, Yucatan Amazon, Yucatan Parrot (English).
Amazone du Yucatan, Amazone xantholore (French).
Goldflügelamazone, Goldzügelamazone (German).
Papagaio-de-iucatã (Portuguese).
Amazona de Yucatán, Amazona Yucateca, Lora de Roatán, Loro Yucateco (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Amazona
Scientific name: Amazona xantholora
Citation: (Gray, GR, 1859)
Protonimo: Chrysotis xantholora

Images Yellow-lored Parrot:

Species of the genus Amazona


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


(1) – Amazon Yucatan, Mexico, Quintana Roo, Xcaret By philippe from FRANCE, You can search by name, by commission or family for birds and insects, using tags [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – A female Yellow-lored Amazona also known as the Yucatan Amazona at Xcaret Eco Park, Quintana Roo, Mexico. By philippe from FRANCE, You can search by name, by commission or family for birds and insects, using tags [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – Amazona species xantholora. His name is Poll By GuillermoPech (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – Yellow-lored Amazon By Andreas Mueller Pfgst (Picture yourself created) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(5) – Yellow-Lored Parrot by James DiedrickFlickr
(6) – Chrysotis xantholora = Amazona xantholora by Joseph Smit [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Oliver Komar, XC182833. accessible www.xeno-canto.org/182833

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