Drop In On ‘Kirby,’ Brevard Zoo’s Endangered Yellow-Headed Amazon
By Space Coast Daily // December 29, 2016
loves to play with wind chimes
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Say hello to Kirby, Brevard Zoo’s endangered yellow-headed amazon.
Kirby has been a pet for the past 30 years and was recently introduced to the golden-headed lion tamarins in La Selva. The keepers at the Brevard Zoo say he loves to play with wind chimes!
The yellow-headed amazon (Amazona oratrix), also known as the yellow-headed parrot and double yellow-headed amazon, is an endangered amazon parrot of Mexico and northern Central America. Measuring 15–17 inches in length, it is a stocky short-tailed green parrot with a yellow head.
It prefers to live in mangrove forests or forests near rivers or other bodies of water. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the yellow-crowned amazon.
The yellow-headed amazon is a popular pet and an excellent talker, so drop in on Kirby and have a chat.
The Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, and for information call 321-254-9453.
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