Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala)
(aka Cuban Amazon, Rose-throated Parrot, White-headed Parrot)
Cuban Parrot, Pálpite, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click on image for a larger view Pálpite, Zapata Swamp, Cuba
February 2005

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.

Cuban Parrot, Pálpite, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click on image for a larger view 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.

Cuban Parrot, Pálpite, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click on image for a larger view
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