Saint Vincent amazon

One of the rarest and most range-restricted Amazon parrots


Saint Vincent amazon


One of the rarest and most range-restricted Amazon parrots

Population 750

A striking and vibrant parrot native to the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. These parrots are known for their brilliant plumage, which is a dazzling mix of green, blue, yellow, and orange. Their feathers are primarily green with a kaleidoscope of colors on their head, wings, and tail, making them one of the most beautiful parrots in the world. Their bright colors help them blend into the lush, tropical forests they call home.

These parrots are medium-sized and have a robust build with a strong beak that they use to crack open nuts and seeds. Their diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries. They are particularly fond of the fruits of the rainforest trees, which provide them with the necessary nutrients. Their beak is not just for eating; they also use it to climb and navigate through the dense foliage of the forest.

Saint Vincent Amazons are highly social birds, often seen in pairs or small groups. They are known for their loud, distinctive calls, which they use to communicate with each other. These calls can be heard echoing through the forest, especially in the early morning and late afternoon when they are most active. Their social nature is also evident in their playful behavior; they often engage in acrobatic displays and mutual preening, which strengthens the bonds between individuals.

The island of Saint Vincent, where these parrots are found, is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The island’s mountainous terrain and tropical climate create the perfect conditions for the Saint Vincent Amazon to thrive. The island’s rich biodiversity supports a wide range of flora and fauna, making it a haven for many unique and endemic species, including these parrots.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Frugivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No