19 Amaze-wing Facts About The Panama Amazon For Kids

To learn more about this bird, read these Panama Amazon facts.

Panama Amazon or the Panama Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala panamensis) belongs to the family Psittacidae. It is also known as Panama yellow-headed amazon. This is considered to be a subspecies of the yellow-crowned Amazon, which is also known as the Panama yellow-crowned or yellow-fronted Amazon or parrot. They are known to be endemic or native to the Panama range that includes Coiba and Pearl Islands and Northwest Colombia. The range of this genus is from South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The habitat or environment of this bird includes both dry and humid tropical forests, woodlands, mangroves, and can also be spotted in suburban regions or areas and around or on cultivated lands. Panama Amazon parrot lifespan is known to be quite interesting and it is believed that this bird can live for about or life span is around 60 years if they are well-cared for. This species is known to have a yellow-colored forehead in a triangular shape and the crown is known to have a blue crown or upper part of the head. Panama Amazon parrot has a black bill or gray or horn-colored bill that is curved. The body is green-colored. The tail is long. Not much information is there about the reproduction or breeding of this species but it is believed that three eggs are laid in each clutch by a female parrot of this species and incubation takes place for about 26 days. The diet in the wild of these parrots is berries, nuts. Natural predators include hawks and jaguars. Panama Amazon parrot talking is quite interesting and it is known to be a fast learner. These parrots are known to make great pets and recently have become quite popular as pets because of their playful, social, and less aggressive nature, and during their aggressive phase, they can be handled well with the help of bird talkers. It is quite fascinating to know about the Panama Amazons (Amazona ochrocephala panamensis) and if you are interested, read about these hyacinth macaw facts and toco toucan facts too.

Panama Amazon

Fact File

What do they prey on?

Fruits, seeds, and nuts

What do they eat?


Average litter size?

3 eggs

How much do they weigh?

0.83 lb (0.38 kg)

How long are they?

12-14 in (31-36 cm)

How tall are they?


What do they look like?

Green, gray, yellow

Skin Type


What are their main threats?


What is their conservation status?

Not Extinct

Where you'll find them



Panama, northwest Colombia





Scientific Name

Amazona ochrocephala panamensis





Panama Amazon Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Panama Amazon?

Panama Amazon or the Panama yellow-headed Amazon parrot is a bird.

What class of animal does a Panama Amazon belong to?

It belongs to the class of Aves of birds.

How many Panama Amazons are there in the world?

There is no exact count or number recorded for the distribution of the population of this species, or Amazons, in the world.

Where does a Panama Amazon live?

This bird is known to be endemic to the western Panama range that includes the Coiba and Pearl Islands and the Northwest or northern range of Colombia.

What is a Panama Amazon's habitat?

The habitat of this bird consists of both dry and humid tropical forests, woodlands, mangroves, and can also be spotted in suburban regions or areas and around or on cultivated land. It can mostly be spotted in the rainforest.

Who do Panama Amazons live with?

Not much is known about this bird living in groups, pairs, or alone.

How long does a Panama Amazon live?

It is believed that these birds have a life span of around 60 years (if it is taken care of properly).

How do they reproduce?

Not much information is available about the reproduction or breeding of these species but is known that around three eggs are produced in every clutch by pairs and the incubation period is 26 days long.

What is their conservation status?

This bird is known to be placed under the Not Extinct category of conservation status.

Panama Amazon Fun Facts

What do Panama Amazons look like?

As the name suggests, these species are known to have yellow-colored foreheads which are triangular and known to also have a blue or bluish wash on the upper part of the head or crown. The bill of this bird is gray in color or horn-colored and extremely curved. The tip of this bill is dark. The central part of the tail is known to be long. There is not very complex coloring at the brims of the wing and the feathers are brightly colored in green.

The green plumage, forehead, and wing of this bird are some of its identifiable features.

How cute are they?

These birds or parrots are considered cute because of their color and size.

How do they communicate?

These birds are known to be great talkers and can imitate sounds nicely and just like other bird species, they also produce various sounds and calls to communicate.

How big is a Panama Amazon?

The length of this bird ranges from 12-14 in (31-36 cm). It is smaller than a kea parrot and larger than Meyer's parrot.

How fast can a Panama Amazon fly?

The exact speed of this bird is unknown.

How much does a Panama Amazon weigh?

The average weight of this bird is around 0.83 lb (0.38 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for the male and female of this species.

What would you call a baby Panama Amazon?

While there is no particular name for a baby Panama Amazon. It is referred to as chicks, young ones, or juveniles.

What do they eat?

The food or diet of this bird generally consists of some fruits including berries, seeds, plants, and also nuts in the wild. As a pet, just like other Amazon parrots, the Amazon Panamas should be fed a high-quality pelleted diet with a mix of seeds and according to their daily requirement and serving, some fruits which are safe for birds and some vegetable could also be given.

Are they poisonous?

This species is not considered poisonous.

Would they make a good pet?

These birds or parrots are known to be quite social and entertaining ones and have become popular as pets. These parrots are known to be intelligent and playful and can imitate noises and sounds and are known to be good talkers. During their adolescence, these birds can be slightly aggressive, but they improve their behavior when managed and guided by parrot talkers. These parrots are known to be great pets for active households and families. It should be taken care that these birds get a space that is safe to play and climb outside the cages and they require some amount of human attention.

Did you know...

It is also referred to as a yellow-headed or yellow-fronted Amazon and falls under the category of bird species of South America.

Some common health problems that these birds develop include fungal diseases like aspergillosis. These parrots are also known to be prone to bacterial infections too. Other diseases include respiratory problems. They might also get vitamin A deficiency and fatty liver syndrome, if not fed properly.

It is known to be a subspecies of yellow-crowned or yellow-fronted Amazon. Research considers this species as a rare subspecies.

Time outside of the cage is extremely important as it is generally prone or vulnerable to weight gain.

As they are heavy chewers, they require toys to chew and grab on.

These birds or parrots can be quite noisy and are more suited for apartments.  

Panama Amazon parrot price ranges from $800-$2500.

The southern mealy Amazon, also known as a southern mealy parrot is considered to be the largest Amazon parrot.

The food of the yellow-crowned Amazons is the same as this species. Panama Amazon is known to be a subspecies of these Amazons. They can live up to 100 years in captivity.

The distribution of this genus of parrots or Amazons is known to be spread across the range that includes South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Some natural predators of these Amazons include jaguars, hawks, monkeys, and ocelots.

Do Panama Amazons migrate?

No, this species belongs to the non-migratory group.

Are Panama Amazons Endangered?

This species is not Endangered.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these Amazon parrot facts and eastern kingbird facts pages.

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