Yellow-headed Amazon, Yellow-headed Parrot

Yellow-headed Amazon, Yellow-headed Parrot

Yellow-headed Amazon, Yellow-headed Parrot by Kim Middleton
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PSITTACIDAE
Order: 
PSITTACIFORMES
Genus: 
Amazona
Species: 
oratrix
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Ridgway, 1887
Common names (Spa): 
Loro Cabeciamarillo
Medium: 
Oil
Yellow-headed Amazon parrots live in the coastal lowlands on both coasts of Mexico and in Belize. The population has seen drastic decline in recent years due to habitat disturbance and fragmentation and the parrot being taken from the wild for the pet trade. I used a photo of a captive bred parrot. Since the amount of yellow on the head varies greatly, I decided to add more yellow to cover the head.