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Yellow-lored Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yucatan Parrot; Yucatan Amazon, Yellow-lored Amazon

Photo by njlarsen
Vigia Chico Rd, Quintana Roo, Mexico, May 2012
Amazona xantholora


26–28 cm (10¼-11 in)
Compared with White-fronted Parrot which is the most likely confusing species within range, Yellow-lored Parrot has the red area around the eye broken by yellow just above the line from eye to bill, has a larger white crown reaching back above the eye, has red shoulder, and tends to look more scaly in the neck area.


Central America: found in south-eastern Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula and Cozumel Island), Belize and Honduras.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Second growth, deciduous scrub, pine woods and edges of humid forest.


Often will fly around in smaller flocks.


There is little information available about their diet, but probably similar to White-fronted Parrot.


They breed during March and April, using a tree hollow for nesting. They lay 4 eggs, which are incubated for about 22-23 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2015)

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