Tres Maria Amazon
(Amazona ochrocephala tresmarie)

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The Tres Marias Amazon is a subspecies of the Double Yellow-Headed Amazon. Its original habitat was three islands off the western coast of Mexico called the Tres Marias Islands. This subspecie is quite rare in aviculture and is often confused with the Magna Double Yellow-Headed Amazon.

Shown are two birds about six months of age. The bird on the left is a Tres Marias Amazon (Amazona oratrix tresmarie).
The bird on the right is a Magna Double Yellow-Headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix).

photo by Gail J. Worth; birds bred by Steve Garvin

This is a magnificent male Tres Marias Amazon. Although the Tres Marias is often confused with the Magna because of the amount of yellow on the head, they are actually quite different. The Tres Marias is a bit smaller, has no barring on the chest feathers, has a bluish cast to the chest feathers, and has little or no yellow on the wing epaulets.

Photo by Steve Garvin of The Feather Tree
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Double Yellow-Headed Amazon-
breeding stock of Aves International

 Here is a three month old chick from the male shown above. At this young age, this beautiful baby is already showing a large amount of yellow coloring on its head.
The amount of yellow increases with age.

Photo by Steve Garvin of The Feather Tree

Here are the three Tres Marias Amazon chicks from 2000.

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All photographs are by Gail J. Worth and are copyrighted.
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