Cuban Parrot

Central and South America

Description

The Cuban Parrot is a green medium-sized bird. The white crown makes it easily recognizable. It has a pink-red cheek and throat, and its feathers are soft blue. The average size is 32 centimeters and the weight is 222-232 grams. (ARK) (EEC)

Adaptation

The Cuban Parrot adapted to its surroundings by going underground when there is danger. (ARK) (EEC)
Cuban Parrot, Cotorra.Amazona leucocephala

Diet

Cuban Parrots are herbivores. They eat wild guavas, poisonwood berries, pigeon berries, fruits from gumbo-limbo, and pond up palms, mangoes, papayas, stems, blossoms, and buds. Their predators are cats, wild boars, and snakes. (ARK) (EEC)

Habitat

The Cuban Parrot lives in the Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. They mostly live in the limestone forests, dry mixed broadleaf woodlands, savannahs with strands of pine Pinus Caribaea , and palms, mangroves, plantations, and gardens. They use abandoned woodpecker trees for nesting, but occasionally use the forest floor. (ARK) (EEC)

Photo Credit

Bobocat. 2008. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/e_monk/3066990314/>.

Cuban Parrot. 2009. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/sk8ordie/3946059589/>.

Grand Cayman. 2009. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-w-locke/3786662269/>.

Map of West Indies. 2004. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdorn/2168594/>.

Morning Sunrays. 2008. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatboyke/2984569992/>.

Papaya. 2012. Photograph. FlickrWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/krawcowicz/8272068355/>.

UNEP-WCMC Sign. 1972. Photograph. UNEP-WCMCWeb. 22 Apr 2013. <http://www.unep-wcmc-apps.org/isdb/I/UNEP-WCMC-small.gif>.