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Hispaniolan Parrot Amazona ventralis

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Currently categorized as Vulnerable by BirdLife International, this species is a largely bright green parrot relieved by the white forehead, blue flight feathers, maroon belly-patch and red in the tail. It is endemic to the island of Hispaniola, where it is mainly confined to the Dominican Republic in the present-day. Additional populations have been introduced to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. With the decline on Hispaniola continuing, the result of habitat destruction and illegal trade, the increase in numbers on Puerto Rico is welcome news. In its native range, the Hispaniolan Parrot occurs in lowland palm savannas and montane forest, and breeds between February and May, in a hole in a tree.

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Recommended Citation

Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/hispar1