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Yellow-lored Parrot Amazona xantholora

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Yellow-lored Parrots produce loud, raucous calls, which are much like those of White-fronted Parrots (Amazona albifrons) but are more expressive and trumpet-like (Jones 2003). Yellow-lored Parrots make a variety of calls, including squealing, harsh notes, loud trilling notes, short sharp sounds, and trumpeting notes. Gruff, barking calls that often are given in pairs, such as rek-rek-rek-rek or rek-rek rek-rek rrehr (Howell and Webb 1995) are characteristic. Other calls include a rolled reeeah-h and kyeh-kyeh keeei-i-iirr, and screechy ree-o-rak zeek ree-o-rah (Howell and Webb 1995).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Yellow-lored Parrot can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

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.