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Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot

Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 13:43
Viewed: 7628
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Green is the color of the day, so I dug into my archives and found this very green bird!
This photo was taken at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, B. C.

Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot
Yellow-fronted Amazon ~ Single Yellow-headed Amazon
Amazona ochrocephala

These birds are found from Central America on south to the Amazon Basin, the island of Trinidad, and eastern Peru. They inhabit open woodlands, forests, and the tropical zones

The Yellow-crowned Amazon, Yellow-fronted Amazon, or Singe Yellow-headed Amazon is generally green with yellow-green on the under parts, dark black edges to the feathers on the back of the head, and a bright red on the edge of its wing and speculum. The tail is also yellow-green underneath with a red spot at the base of each feather. The eye is orange surrounded by an unfeathered white ring. The beak is light gray with some pink on the upper part close to the base, and the legs are gray.
Juveniles are a paler green with more black on the edges of the feathers behind the head and less of the yellows and reds.

Size - Weight:
Mature birds are about 13 1/2 inches (35 cm) long from the head to the tip of the tail.

In the wild these birds eat fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, blossoms and possibly leaf buds, as well as foraging in corn fields.

Social Behaviors:
Amazons enjoy interaction with other birds. In the wild they are very social birds living in groups. They are seen either in pairs or flocks, from small groups to groups of several hundred birds. They also form permanent pairs when they are sexually mature.

At the onset of warm weather (April to early May) courtship will begin. The hen will then lay three to four eggs which incubate for about 26 - 28 days. The young will leave the nest at 8-12 weeks. As with many parrots, the male will eat for both himself and the female while she incubates the eggs and feeds the young. The male regurgitates the food for the female to eat. He gets a lot less picky about what he eats at these times!


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-17 13:46]

Hi Manyee,

A nice portrait of this Irish parrot,well captured with good colors and details,the picture is very sharp and has a nice contrasting black BG,well done and TFS


Excellent coloured presentation Manyee.
Excellent shot. Picture is good arrected. Well done. tfs. Stev

bonjour manyee
superbe,avec le BG noir les couleurs de ce beau perroquet ressortent vraiment bien,beaucoup de details dans les plumes.
un tres joli model.

Very bright colourful image...

Hello Manyee,
I see this is an older shot with your fist digi. Excellent portrait shot from this beautiful bird. Brilliant colours, exposure and POV. The pose is great and bg too. As usual you post an excellent note too. This is an excellent presentation. Thank you my friend.

Your lucky you posted this one Manyee otherwise I wouldv'e came down there and give you a pinch. Very nice green colors in this beautiful psittacine. Happy St.Patrick's day. :) Singing 'When Irish eyes are smiling...' You know the rest. :)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-17 17:10]

Hi Manyee
Very nice picture great shapness and beautiful colors.
TFS Michel

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-17 18:23]

Great shot Manyee. Wonderfull green and sharp details.TFS

Hi Manyee,
WOW! that is some vibrant and beautiful green plumage. Tack sharp detail. Nice dramatic shot with the dark backround.
I am GREEN with envy!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-17 21:50]

Hello Manyee,
Amazing, amazing details and colors captured in this fantastic closeup, thanks for sharing.

Well done, ManYee and Happy St. Pat's Day to you too. I really like the pose against the black background. Very effective. Simple framing works well.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-17 22:52]

Hello Manyee

Wonderful colour saturation,excellent contrast and super focus and details.A beautiful posting.TFS


hi manyee,
nice presentation of parrot, lovely vibrant colours, well composed shot with nice pov, what a nice bg you have managed here, excellent lighting,
well done, tfs & regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-18 8:40]

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful portrait of this Amazon Parrot. Nice pose, excellent sharpness, every single feather can be seen, nice neutral bachkground. Bravo.
Best regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-19 4:14]

Hi Manyee

I know i'm a bit late, but i must say that this is indeed a perfect shot for St. Patrick's Day! :))
It must be great to have such a charming and exptensive archive and to find such beautiful photod in it :)

The pose of this Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot here is lovely and the lighting on it surely enhances the beauty of his feathers.
The colors are terrific and vivid and the contrast with the BG really makes them stand out very well.
Excellent POV and DOF, lovely sharp details and great flash management.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Manyee,
Superb potriat of an wonderful bird. The colors are so good here , i'am thrilled after looking at it. The details on the wings are amazing too
Goutham R

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-03 4:52]
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Hi ManYee

Debts are debts and have to be paid.

This is a stunning shot my friend. Simply beautiful in all aspects.

A superb specimen with that intense green plumage and brilliantly red-ringed eye. The incredible BG is superbly complimentary (I can't see if it is OOF though - ha-ha-ha). The amazing exposure brought out such remarkable colours and contrast, the DOF revealed the very fine and ever sharp details, and the great composition and POV finally round this off to be a very pleasing and visually stimulating posting.

Good work and TFS.

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