French: Conure de Cuba German: Kubasittich Spanish: Aratinga cubana
Other common names:
Cuba, where now confined to remote regions (including Zapata Peninsula, Trinidad Mts, Sierra de Najasa, and some areas of E mountain ranges)#R; formerly also I of Pines.
24–27 cm; 78–96 g. Green, more yellowish below; red flecks on head and underparts; bare orbital ring white; edge of wing and lesser underwing-coverts red; greater... read more
Flight call a loud and characteristic “crick-crick-crick”. While perched, emits high-pitched... read more
Savannas, notably where rich in Copernicia and Thrinax palms, cultivated land... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and/or seeds of Xanthoxylon, Terminalia, Melicoccus, Roystonea regia, Spondias lutea,... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest in hole in tree including palms such as Sabal florida, often originally excavated by Cuban Green Woodpecker (... read more
Flocks reported to descend occasionally from Trinidad mountains in Sept and Oct.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Formerly abundant and one of the most numerous of Cuba’s endemic birds. Extirpated from I of Pines at the beginning of the 20th century, ... read more
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