Yellow Naped Parrot
Known as the best talking amazon, let alone the best talking parrot, the Yellow Naped Amazon is entirely green except for splashes of red on their shoulders and deep blue flight feathers. They get their name from the yellow feathers on the back of their head and neck. Their feet are grey. The beak is either grey or black on the lower half and the tip of the upper half, and horn-colored nearest the center.
The Yellow-Nape Amazon is 12-15 inches in height from heat to tail. The can weigh between 480-680 grams. Their distinguishing features are the yellow band of feathers that can be found on the nape or back of the neck. A young nape may have little or no yellow as this coloration develops with age. The body of the yellow-nape is beautiful green. They have a dark grey beak with the upper beak being somewhat lighter and they have grey feet.
Average Lifespan: 35-60 years
Sexing: This bird is not sexually dimorphic therefore a DNA test must be done to determine sexing. Origin: Yellow-Napes are endangered in their natural habitat which is found along the Pacific Slope of Central America, Southern Mexico, and Northwestern Costa Rica.
Loudness: Yellow-napes are known for their intelligence impressive talking and singing abilities. They have a great sense of pitch and have an amazingly human like voice. This bird can be a very rowdy bird and when entertaining you they can be loud. Distracting your bird during their more boisterous times will help to curtail their call.
Trainability: Yellow-napes love to chew so it is important to make sure that they have ample chew toys that include combinations of wood, leather, and cloth. Like all Amazons, the Yellow-Nape is a very dominant bird and will try to over-power if given the chance. It is important to spend quality time with your bird, providing redirection when needed. If you let your bird know that you are the boss, training will be an enjoyable experience for you and your bird.