The yellow naped amazon has an overall green coloration with a small portion of yellow on the nape of their head and neck. This yellowish spot on the nape does not develop until they are about a year old, and it continues to enlarge as they grow older. Often times these birds will also have a little bit of yellow on their forehead and red at the bend of their wings. The bird’s beak is mostly black and their feet are grey with black nails. Both sexes have the same appearance, but juveniles have an overall dull shade. This bird has an overall size of about 36 centimetres (14 inches), and a wingspan of 20 centimetres (8 to 8.5 inches). The yellow naped amazon is a well known member of the genus, and in all parts of its extensive range. It is a very popular pet because of its prowess as a “talker”. Sexual maturity is reached at the age of two . At this time, they pair off into permanent partnerships. Courtship begins once warm weather starts to come in, generally around April to May. There are usually 3-4 eggs in a clutch. These eggs will need to incubate for about 26-28 days. Once they have hatched the young can leave the nest after about 8-12 weeks. During incubation and weaning, the male guards the nest from the outside, he never enters the nest. The male finds food for both himself and his female, causing him to become less particular in his search. When he returns to the nest, he regurgitates food for the female.
YELLOW NAPED AMAZON
$700.00 – $1,800.00
Our yellow naped amazons are very intelligent and smart birds. They are very active and energetic, and love to entertain people. Its comical act and excellent speaking and singing abilities have made it a preferable feathered friend to many households. They are loving and social parrots.