How to Draw a Yellow-Naped Amazon

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Yellow Naped Amazon in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Yellow Naped Amazon.

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How to Draw a Yellow Naped Amazon - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step to drawing a yellow-naped Amazon is by drawing a rounded head and a hooked beak.

Step 2: Then, draw an almond shaped eye and make a wiggly line around the beak.

Step 3: Draw two lines for the body. The line for the back is mostly straight and the front is curved slightly outward.

Step 4: Now draw the legs. They look like half circles. Add claws at the end of each toe.

Step 5: Draw a line to make the wing. It has gentle ridges to show feathery details.

Step 6: Add letter u shapes for the wing's feathers. Congratulations, you are done with your yellow-naped Amazon. If you'd like to color it, the bird is green, its beak and legs are black, and it has a yellow patch at the back of its leg. These parrots are very good mimics and make popular pets.

Interesting Facts about the Yellow-Naped Amazon

The yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona auropalliata) is found in the wild around Southern Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Did you know?

  • The yellow-naped Amazon is endangered in the wild due to deforestation and the illegal pet trade.
  • This parrot is known by its mostly green feathers, with a yellow stripe over its head and neck. However, some parrots do not grow any yellow feathers at all.
  • There is also a rare mutation of the yellow-naped parrot that grows turquoise feathers.
  • The yellow-naped parrot’s natural diet is made up of nuts, fruits, berries and seeds.
  • Known for their intelligence and silly personalities, these parrots make popular pets.
  • Yellow-naped parrots can mimic (repeat) sounds, and in captivity will learn to copy human speech. Like all parrots, their ability to speak varies from parrot to parrot.
  • Healthy yellow-naped Amazons can live up to 50-60 years and sometimes even longer.

Lesson plan note: It is against the law for people to take the yellow-naped Amazon parrot from its wild habitat to be sold as a pet, but it still happens. Discuss why it is a bad idea for both animals and owners to remove an animal from the wild and keep it as a pet.