Yellow-lored Parrot Amazona xantholora

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Morgan Wade and Cameron K. Ghalambor


Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List status of Yellow-lored Parrot is Least Concern due to the stability of its population and lack of evidence of population declines or threats (BirdLife International 2014). However it is considered Threatened under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010) due to its restricted range and threats. This is also a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 15-49% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Yellow-lored Parrot faces heightened risk because of its specialization on threatened tropical deciduous forest habitats. The primary threat to this species is loss of this habitat type due to unsustainable logging, wood harvesting, and urbanization (Berlanga et al. 2010). In addition to threats of habitat loss, Yellow-lored Parrot is threatened by trapping for the bird trade, which although illegal in Mexico, remains a threat. Large-scale development of vacation properties also threatens to destroy and fragment remaining tropical deciduous forests along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Recommended Citation

Wade, M. and C. K. Ghalambor (2014). Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.