French: Amazone de Bouquet German: Blaukopfamazone Spanish: Amazona gorjirroja
Other common names:
Rainforest (mainly montane) of Dominica (Lesser Antilles).
40 cm. Similar to A. versicolor but with no dark edges to feathers giving scaled effect, and with red on upper breast reduced to throat spot; speculum red and yellow... read more
A variety of screeches and rolling calls, sounding rather thin. Some calls rather Aratinga... read more
Moist forest chiefly at 300–800 m, sometimes ranging into more open cultivated areas.
Food and feeding
Wide range of fruits and/or seeds recorded, including Dacryodes, Licania, Richeria, Amanoa, ... read more
Feb–Jun. Nest in hole in tree, often Dacryodes excelsa and Sloanea berteriana. Eggs two.
Formerly descended to N coastal area, Aug–Oct, and still rather nomadic, Nov–Jan.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES I. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Conflicting reports of former abundance; by early 1970s probably less than 400, owing to habitat loss... read more
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