Yellow-headed Amazon

About the Yellow-headed Amazon

Also known as: Double Yellow-headed Amazon, Yellow-headed Parrot

The Yellow-headed Amazon is an endangered parrot that can be found in Mexico and northern Central America. It is often referred to as the Double Yellow-headed Amazon because of both its yellow nape and yellow crown.

Their numbers have been drastically reduced since the 1970s from capture for pet trade and habitat destruction.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 November 2008
Scientific Name
Amazona oratrix
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Amazona
  • A. oratrix
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 8 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 to 17 inches


From IUCN Red List:
The Yellow-headed Amazon is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Endangered owing to a very rapid population decline. The population is now so small that lower (but still very significant) rates of decline are likely in the future (Collar et al. 1992).

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 雙黃頭亞馬遜鸚鵡
Czech (Cesky) Amazoňan Velký
Danish (Dansk) Gulhovedet Amazone
Dutch (Nederlands) Dubbele Geelkopamazone
Finnish (Suomi) Keltapääamatsoni
French (Français) Amazone à Tête Jaune
German (Deutsch) Große Gelbkopfamazone
Italian (Italiano) Amazzone Testa Gialla del Messico
Japanese (日本語) キビタイボウシインコ (Kibitaiboushiinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Gulhodeamazon
Polish (Polski) Amazonka Zóltogardla
Russian (русский язык) Желтоголовый амазон
Spanish (Español) Papagayo de Cabeza Amarilla
Swedish (Svenska) Gulhuvad Amazonpapegoja
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