Yellow-naped amazons are a medium species of parrot that is almost entirely green apart from the yellow feathers on the nape of its neck, giving it its name. They also have some reddish feathers in the tail, and some may have very small amounts of extra yellow on the neck and head. There is debate about the “species” status of this bird, with some saying it is instead a subspecies of yellow-crowned amazons. They are very vocal and have a variety of vocalisations. Pet yellow-naped amazons are also well known for their excellent and clear copying of human speech.