Hello. I’ve been reading the Parrot Action Plan and have a question for whomever out there in cyberspace that can answer it. On page 118 is a segment about the Yellow-Faced Amazon. Under the caption, “Actions,” on the following page it states: “Information is urgently required on distribution, population status, and threats.” My question is this: How, if at all, does this pertain to the status of the captive Amazona xanthops?
I live in Florida and there is a breeder here who sells baby Yellow-Faced Amazon chicks. I realize that very few were ever even exported, according to the PAP. Is it legal to buy and breed these birds here in the US?
Cindi at BoBo’s Bed & Breakfast: