Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Vulnerable

St Vincent Amazon (Amazona guildingii)


Taxonomy

French: Amazone de Saint-Vincent German: Königsamazone Spanish: Amazona de San Vicente
Other common names: St Vincent Parrot
Taxonomy:

Psittacus Guildingii

Vigors

, 1837,

St Vincent

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Closest to A. amazonica#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

St Vincent (Lesser Antilles): in rainforest along W & E slopes of C mountain range, mainly in Buccament, Cumberland and Wallilibou Valleys#R.

Descriptive notes

40 cm. Two morphs. Commoner yellow-brown morph, itself variable, has head white shading to yellowish orange on hindcrown, cheeks and chin, with bluish patch behind eye and... read more

Voice

A variety of screeches and rolling barks. Flight call a repeated, grating “rrrek”.

Habitat

Mature moist forest, with some preference for lower elevations where larger trees and hence more... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit and/or seeds of Pouteria and Dacryodes especially, also Cordia, Krugiodendron, Micropholis... read more

Breeding

Jan–Jul, mostly Apr–May. Nest in holes in trees, chiefly Dacryodes, sometimes close together. Eggs two, rarely three,... read more

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. CITES I. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Formerly common, but up to the early 1980's suffered from the combined effects of habitat... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Boesman, P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). St Vincent Amazon (Amazona guildingii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/54758 on 18 October 2017).