French: Amazone sasabé German: Jamaikaamazone Spanish: Amazona jamaicana piquiclara
Other common names:
Jamaica, chiefly in Cockpit Country E to Mt Diablo and Worthy Park, and in limestone forest of John Crow Mts; local in Blue Mts#R.
28 cm. Similar to A. leucocephala but with scaled effect confined to head and nape, and with white of mid-crown replaced with dull blue, ear-coverts greyish blue.... read more
A variety of screeches and calls, mostly loud low-pitched squawks when perched. Flight call... read more
Mid-level wet limestone forest to 1200 m, but ranging down to sea-level and into semi-wooded areas... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds, blossoms and leaf buds, species including Cecropia, Ficus, Annona, Citrus and Rubus... read more
Mar–May. Nest in hole in tree, frequently breadnut (Brosimum) but often in old woodpecker cavity; rarely below 18 m. Eggs 3... read more
Birds wander more widely on a daily basis than sympatric A. agilis.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Slowly decreasing as habitat steadily cleared, but still in... read more
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