Yellow-billed Parrot Amazona collaria

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The commoner and more widespread of the two Jamaican endemic Parrots, the Yellow-billed Parrot can be seen in cockpit country, as well as in the Blue and John Crow mountains, where it can be seen in wet limestone forest, perched high in a fruiting tree or flying overhead in small groups, or, outside the breeding season, in large roosts. The Yellow-billed Parrot can, at a distance, appear similar to the smaller Black-billed Parrot (Amazona agilis), however, the Yellow-billed Parrot flies with a much slower wingbeat, more typical of other Amazona parrots.  The Yellow-billed Parrot is bright emerald green, with blue on the wing and head, a small, white patch on the forehead, and a large, yellow bill.  The Yellow-billed Parrot is threatened by habitat loss and by illegal trapping and trade.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: