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Yellow-lored Parrot
Amazona xantholora

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.

  • Sound of the Yellow-lored Parrot.


Video – "Yellow-lored Parrot"

In Yucatan, the Yellow-lored Parrot They live mostly in the tropical deciduous forest, probably avoiding dense rain forests. However, 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 en las cavidades de los árboles en terrenos agrícolas y alrededor de maizales donde los árboles muertos se han dejado de pie después de la tala y la quema de los bosques. also can nest in cracks of trees, rock walls or termiteros.

It has been observed to Yellow-lored Parrot in condición de cría in March in the península de Yucatán, 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 cítricos. 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 Península de Yucatán, Mexico, in Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo; in the northern parts of Belice; ý en la islands of Cozumel (Mexico) and possibly Roatan (Honduras), where the recent field work could not confirm its current (or previous) existence. Común a bastante común 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 es más común, 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, y por lo tanto la especie no se aproxima a los umbrales para Vulnerables según el criterio de tendencia de la población (> 30% decrease of more than ten years or three generations). The population size It can be moderately small to large, pero no se cree que acercarse a los umbrales para Vulnerables según el criterio de tamaño de la población (<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 estima la población en un número menor de 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, considerando la distribución diferencial de esta especie dentro de la Península, 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. La Convención 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

  • Amazona festiva
  • —- Amazona festiva bodini
  • —- Amazona festiva festiva
  • Amazona vinacea
  • Amazona tucumana
  • Amazona pretrei
  • Amazona agilis
  • Amazona albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons nana
  • —- Amazona albifrons saltuensis
  • Amazona collaria
  • Amazona leucocephala
  • —- Amazona leucocephala bahamensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala caymanensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala hesterna
  • —- Amazona leucocephala leucocephala
  • Amazona ventralis
  • Amazona vittata
  • —- Amazona vittata gracilipes †
  • —- Amazona vittata vittata
  • Amazona finschi
  • Amazona autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis lilacina
  • —- Amazona autumnalis salvini
  • Amazona diadema
  • Amazona viridigenalis
  • Amazona xantholora
  • Amazona dufresniana
  • Amazona rhodocorytha
  • Amazona arausiaca
  • Amazona versicolor
  • Amazona oratrix
  • —- Amazona oratrix belizensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix hondurensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix oratrix
  • Amazona tresmariae
  • Amazona auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata caribaea
  • —- Amazona auropalliata parvipes
  • Amazona ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala nattereri
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala panamensis
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala xantholaema
  • Amazona barbadensis
  • Amazona aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva xanthopteryx
  • Amazona mercenarius
  • —- Amazona mercenarius canipalliata
  • —- Amazona mercenarius mercenarius
  • Amazona guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae virenticeps
  • Amazona farinosa
  • Amazona kawalli
  • Amazona imperialis
  • Amazona brasiliensis
  • Amazona amazonica
  • Amazona guildingii

  • Sources:

    – 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, à l’aide des 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, à l’aide des 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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