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Yellow-lored Parrot Amazona xantholora

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

Yellow-lored Parrot, in some places called Yellow-lored Amazon or Yucatan Parrot, is endemic to the Yucatán Peninsula in eastern Mexico and northern Belize. It occurs on the nearshore Mexican island of Cozumel, and perhaps formerly was present on Roatán Island, off Honduras. Yellow-lored Parrot is generally common, or even abundant, over most of its range, within which the species inhabits dry, deciduous woodland and open pine forests, always in lowland areas. Its ecology is surprisingly little known. Both sexes of Yellow-lored Parraot are principally green with a yellow loral patch, but males have a white forecrown, red face, blackish ear coverts, and red wing-bend, all of which features are reduced or absent in females.


© Matthew D. Medler

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

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.