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(Amazona ochrocephala)

The Yellow-crowned Amazon, also known as the Yellow-crowned Parrot, is a species of parrot that is native to the tropical regions of South America, including Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. They are typically found in dense forests and wooded areas, where they feed on a variety of fruits, seeds, and nuts.

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The Yellow-crowned Amazon is a medium-sized parrot that can grow to be around 14 to 15 inches (35 to 38 cm) in length and weigh around 14 ounces (400 g). They have a wingspan that can reach up to 18 inches (46 cm). The body of the Yellow-crowned Amazon is primarily green in color, with a yellow crown on top of its head that gives it its name. The feathers on their wings and tail may have slight blue or red highlights, and they have a distinctive black ring around their neck. The beak is usually black or dark grey and the eyes are surrounded by white skin.

Character & Behavior

In terms of temperament, the Yellow-crowned Amazon is known for its intelligent and playful nature. They are social birds and enjoy spending time with their owners, but they can also become quite loud and vocal at times. With proper training and socialization, they can be affectionate and responsive pets.

The Yellow-crowned Amazon is a very active bird that requires plenty of physical and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. They enjoy playing with toys, climbing, and exploring their environment. Owners should provide them with a spacious cage that allows them to move around freely, and they should be allowed to spend time outside of their cage each day. Yellow-crowned Amazons are also known for their ability to mimic human speech and other sounds, making them popular pets for those who enjoy interacting with their birds.

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