Yellow-naped parrots have exquisite plumage. With emerald-green feathers and the distinctive yellow sunburst on the back of their neck, these beautiful birds adorn the trees of Central America, from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Like many amazon parrot species, yellow-naped parrots are highly intelligent and sociable. They prefer to rest and sleep in larger groups, which offers greater protection. Their favoured roosting spots are sometimes occupied by several hundred individuals, creating a glittering green-and-yellow mass among the branches.
Yellow-naped parrots are absolutely vital for the health of their forest home. They play a critical role in seed dispersal, helping to ensure that a wide variety of tree species can regenerate. As long-distance flyers, they can also help the forest to grow beyond its existing reaches, expanding it over time.
Unfortunately, evidence shows that their numbers are currently dropping rapidly.