Yucatan Amazon
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Common Name Yellow-lored Amazon, Yucatan Parrot and Yellow-lored parrot
Range Belize, Honduras, and Mexico.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Amazona
Species Amazona xantholora
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Yucatan amazon, also known as the yellow-lored amazon, Yucatan parrot or yellow-lored parrot (Amazona xantholora), is a species of amazon parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, coastal mangroves and heavily degraded former forest; an example location of occurrence is in the Petenes mangroves ecoregion of the Yucatan. (World Wildlife Fund. 2010)

Distribution & Population

The Yucatan amazon is found throughout the Mexican states of Quintana Roo, Yucatán, and most of Campeche (except for small, southern areas in the state). A significant population also resides on Isla Cozumel. This species is also found in much northern Belize. Ornithologists estimate a global population of approximately 20,000 to 50,000 individual birds.

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