Nonnatives - Yellow-crowned Parrot

Yellow-crowned Parrot - Amazona ochrocephala

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  At least 10 years, 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to Panama, Honduras, and northern South America. Occurs in small numbers along the lower east coast of Florida, where it may breed occasionally (Florida BBA).

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1970's   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Palm Beach 1970's   Not reported breeding Reported probable breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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