Yellow-lored Parrot Amazona xantholora

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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Yellow-lored Parrot
eBird range map for Yellow-lored Parrot

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Yellow-lored Parrot is endemic to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, including Cozumel Island, and in the northern part of Belize. It also possibly is found on, or formerly occurred on Roatán Island, Honduras; a specimen was collected there in 1947 (Monroe 1968), but there are no subsequent records (Howell and Webb 1992). Escaped captive birds or their descendants have been reported in parts of Florida. Yellow-lored Parrot is resident, and has been considered as uncommon to common. The size of the geographic distribution of Yellow-lored Parrot is estimated as approximately 130,000 km2 (BirdLife International 2014).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Yellow-lored Parrots are found in deciduous and semideciduous forest, forest edge, and secondary forest (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996) and pine savanna (Russell 1964, England 2000). Yellow-lored Parrot is confined to the lowlands, from sea level up to 100 meters (Howell and Webb 1995).

Historical changes

Yellow-lored Parrot apparently no longer occurs on Roatán Island, Honduras (Howell and Webb 1992), from which site it is known only from a single record in 1947 (Monroe 1968).

Fossil history

None reported.

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.