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Yellow-crowned Parrot

Amazona ochrocephala

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Large green parrot with short tail. Yellow patch on crown is usually obvious but can be small. In flight, look for red patches on secondaries and red on shoulders. Take care to separate from Mealy Parrot, which is larger and never shows yellow crown patch. Wide distribution in lowlands of northern South America. Occurs in forests, usually seen flying over in pairs or small flocks, or perched in the canopy.

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Neotropical Birds

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