Yucatan Amazon

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Yucatan Amazon
Amazona xantholora -Xcaret Eco Park -Mexico-8b.jpg
Female at Xcaret Eco Park, Mexico
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe: Androglossini
Genus: Amazona
Species: A. xantholora
Binomial name
Amazona xantholora
(Gray, 1859)

The Yucatan Amazon (Amazona xantholora), also known as the Yellow-lored Amazon, Yucatan Parrot or Yellow-lored Parrot 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)

References[edit]

  • World Wildlife Fund. 2010. Petenes mangroves. eds. Mark McGinley, C.Michael Hogan & C. Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC