Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

Double Yellow Headed Amazon at Wingham Wildlife Park

Can grow up to 38-43cm (15-17in) long.

Habitat and Distribution
Is found in Riparian forest and areas with scattered trees, as well as evergreen forest in Belize and mangroves in Guatemala.

Lifespan in the wild is around 27 years, and in captivity around 35 years.

Consists mainly of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a small amount seeds.

Groups and Breeding
The Double yellow headed Amazon nests in tree cavities, they normally lay 2-4 eggs in a clutch, with the female incubating for about 26 days, once hatched the young birds stay in the nest box for approximately 74 days.

The biggest threat is de-forestation, but also capture for the pet trade.

Interesting Facts
The male and female look identical, and to determine the gender of the parrots they have to be surgically or DNA sexed.