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Yellow-Naped Amazon

Common Name Yellow-Naped Amazon

Scientific Name Amazona auropalliata

Species Birds

Family/Group Parrots and Parakeets



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A large parrot with a mainly dark-gray bill. Mostly bright green with yellow band across hindneck and nape (variable in width); large red speculum on secondaries (visible mostly in flight). Nominate auropalliata (most of range) has no red on bend of wing, but this is present in the Mosquita region of northwestern Nicaragua.

Habits and Behavior

Yellow-naped's commonest call is a rich throaty korrow or karrow, lacking the harsh raucous quality of many other amazons.

Nicaragua Animal Guide