Yellow-naped Parrot Amazona auropalliata

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List status for Yellow-naped Parrot is Vulnerable, due to information about threats and rapid population decline (BirdLife International 2015). It has an estimated world breeding population of 20,000-49,999 individuals, and a resident distribution of about 90,800 km2 (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Endangered under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This species is also a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that at least 50% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Yellow-naped 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 habitat conversion for agriculture. In addition to threats of habitat loss, this species is threatened by trapping for the bird trade, which although illegal in Mexico, remains a threat.

Recommended Citation

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