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Great Names for Your Yellow-Naped Amazon

Updated on October 17, 2014

A Yellow-Naped Amazon

A Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot ready for a name.
A Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot ready for a name. | Source

Yellow-Naped Amazons

Yellow-naped Amazon parrots are predominantly green birds with some blue and red appearing on their wings or head. The bird has golden feathers on the back of its neck or nape – thus its name. Yellow-naped Amazons are actually originally from southern Mexico and Central America.

Excellent fliers in the wild, when Yellow-named Amazons are kept in homes they tend to get lazy. These birds are talented talkers and are considered one of the best spoken of all pet parrots. Amazons can learn many words and phrases and will often communicate with their owners with words.

Although not as cuddly as cockatoos, the Yellow-naped Amazon will show affection to its owner or others she trusts. Yellow-napes can bond tightly with their owners sometimes growing jealous of people in their owner's life.

Yellow-Naped Amazon Facts

  • The Yellow-naped Amazon's scientific name is Amazona Ochrocephala Auropalliata

  • The Yellow-naped Amazon doesn't develop its signature yellow neck, or nape, until the bird is a couple of years old.

  • These birds can grow up to 16 inches long.

  • Birds can live over 70 years.

Two yellow-naped Amazon parrots playing.
Two yellow-naped Amazon parrots playing. | Source

Some Thoughts on Naming Your Parrot

There are lots of ways to go about naming your parrot Below is some food for thought when you are trying to come up with that perfect name.

Names based on Physical Features: Think about naming your Yellow-naped Amazon after one of his physical features or his voice. Names like Iris, Goldy, and Squawk all fit the bill.

Names based on the Central America and the Amazon: The Amazon rainforest is a vast and beautiful place. Its where your bird's name comes from and it can provide good names for your pet. Rainforest names include Rain, Fern, and River.

Names based on personality: Your Yellow-naped Amazon has a very well-developed personality. Get to know her and you might come up with some great names like Loco or Sunny.

Names based on Mythology: There are many gods and goddesses in mythology with wings or who are associated with flight. Consider names like Hermes and Nike.

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A Yellow-naped Amazon with her Owner

Queen

Rain

Rainbow

Rebel

Rio

River

Rose

Sage

Scallywag

Sky

Squawk

Sprout

Sunny

Tango

Taz

Tickles

Tiki

Topaz

Trouble

Twitch

Weeble

Weirdo

Wizard

Yoyo

Ziggy

75 Names for Your Yellow-Naped Amazon

Angel

Apples

Apollo

Banjo

Bubbles

Cassia

Coco

Coconut

Comic

Congo

Cosmo

Dizzy

Dotty

Echo

Fern

Flare

Ginger

Gizmo

Goldy

Grommet

Emerald

Hermes

Hobbit

Indy

Iris

Isla

Ishtar

Jade

Jasper

Jellybean

Jinx

Kitty

Kiwi

Leaf

Loco

Ma'at

Mango

Monsoon

Mossy

Nike

Paco

Papaya

Pea

Peaches

Pearl

Pepe

Pepper

Pip

Polly

Poncho

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    • Teeuwynn Woodruff profile image
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      Teeuwynn Woodruff 2 years ago from Washington State

      That's really interesting that you had a Yellow-nape who named himself. Our yellow-nape is named Jinx.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Indeed, this is a lovely bird. However, it sometimes would take me a while to name my animal friend. I had one once choose his own. I must admire these birds from afar, and will one day capture them in natural habitat.

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      Teeuwynn Woodruff 2 years ago from Washington State

      Thank you. The reainforest is pretty awe-inspiring. I've had my Yellow-nape for 20 years. She talks and has a personality all her own. Too bad she's never liked my husband.

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      Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I love parrots. I used to have an Eclectus that talked. She was beautiful, too. The rainforest must be a wonderful place. Voted up and interesting.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      A nice introduction into this parrot. I've never heard of this particular breed. I own a cockatiel who says a few words.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.