Amazona vittata

Amazona vittata

Puerto Rican Amazon
Puerto Rican Parrot
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The Puerto Rican parrot is bright green, about a foot in length, with red forehead, blue primary wing feathers, and flesh-colored bill and feet. This bird feeds chiefly on wild fruits, particularly the sierra palm (Prestoria montana), but may also consume flowers and tender shoots. During October, when other fruits are scarce, the tabonuco fruit (Dacryodes excelsa) becomes an important food item. Rodriguez-Vidal (1959) lists over 5O different plants whose fruits are eaten by the parrots

Scientific Name

Amazona vittata
Common Name
Puerto Rican Amazon
Puerto Rican Parrot
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