French: Amazone de Porto Rico German: Puerto-Rico-Amazone Spanish: Amazona puertorriqueña
Other common names:
Puerto Rican Parrot
Santo Domingo = Puerto Rico
Subspecies and Distribution
A. v. vittata
(Boddaert, 1783) – E Puerto Rico (Caribbean National Forest). A population has recently been established from released birds in Rio Abajo State Forest, in WC part of the island (first wild nests with eggs recorded in 2013)#R.
A. v. gracilipes
Ridgway, 1915 – Culebra I (off E Puerto Rico).
29 cm; 250–300 g. Green, paler on underparts, with feathers edged blackish to give scaled appearance on head, mantle and breast; frontal band red, sometimes extending... read more
A variety of screeches and calls, most of them rather high-pitched.
Originally throughout forests on Puerto Rico ranging from moist montane forest down to littoral... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds, leaves, flowers and bark of up to 60 food-plants (44 tree species, seven shrubs and seven vines) recorded, with P.... read more
Feb–Apr. Nest in natural cavities produced by decay, almost always in Cyrilla, optimally at least 4·5 m from ground... read more
Largely sedentary; when formerly widespread, probably visited mangroves and littoral scrub forest... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES I. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species, endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. Evidence suggests that this parrot was formerly... read more
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