|Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala)
(aka Cuban Amazon, Rose-throated Parrot, White-headed Parrot)
|Pálpite, Zapata Swamp, Cuba
The Cuban Parrot is distributed in suitable habitat in Cuba, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. It is classified by Birdlife International as Near Threatened. They have a webpage on this species.
|It is found in forest, woodland and palm groves and requires abandoned woodpecker holes in trees, mainly palms, for nesting.
It has pinky-red throat and cheeks, white round the eyes and on the forecrown and a dull purple-pink belly. The primaries are blue and the bill is light yellow.