Yellow Mutation Green-Cheeked Amazon© Howard Voren. Click here to use this content.
In a wild flock of escaped Green-cheeked or Red-headed Amazons (Amazona viridigenalis), in the area of Palm Beach Florida, a yellow mutation appeared. Before they were protected by the owners of the property where they nest, Voren acquired several eggs from the nesting cavities. The results from breeding the birds that hatched from these eggs was the first captive production of a yellow mutation in this Amazon. As in the previously pictured yellow Red-lored Amazons, these birds as well, vary in the purity their yellow coloration. It is also believed that they are forms of a cinnamon yellow mutation.