Hispaniolan amazon

Hispaniolan amazon

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Amazona ventralis

The Hispaniolan amazon or Hispaniolan parrot, colloquially known as cuca, is a species of Amazon parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is endemic to Hispaniola, and has been introduced to Puerto Rico. The main features that differentiate it from other amazons are the white forehead, pale beak, white eye-ring, blue ear patch, and red belly. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and plantations. It is threatened in its home range by habitat loss and the capture of individuals for the pet trade. Introduction of the species into Puerto Rico was primarily done by a release of birds raised in captivity, as a studied rehearsal for the reintroduction program of the highly endangered and related Puerto Rican amazon .

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Hispaniolan amazon habitat map

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Bird's call

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References

1. Hispaniolan amazon Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniolan_amazon
2. Hispaniolan amazon on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22686215/179267983
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/438071

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