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Coastal Mexico and Costa Rica

Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot

The short hooked beak on an Amazon can be used for climbing as well as cracking seeds and nuts. These parrots have been kept as pets for many years, and some were reportedly taken back to Europe by Christopher Columbus.

This species is not currently endangered, however continued habitat destruction and poaching for the pet trade are causing the wild population to decline.

HABITATTropical rainforests
DIETSeeds and fruits

Fun Fact
The king vulture has a more powerful beak than other South American vultures and often makes the first tear into a large carcass.
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