Puerto rican parrot

The Puerto Rican Amazon reaches sexual maturity between three and four years of age. It reproduces once a year and is a cavity nester. Once the female lays eggs she will remain in the nest and continuously incubate them until hatching. The chicks are fed by both parents and will fledge 60 to 65 days after hatching. This parrot's diet is varied and consists of flowers, fruits, leaves, bark and nectar obtained from the forest canopy.

The Puerto rican parrot is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Puerto Rican Parrot - 2009 breeding-season update - By Charlie • May 27, 2009 • 4 comments When we ran our Parrot Month in January, one of my most pleasant surprises was discovering how willing some experts in the ‘parrot-field’ were to provide us with information, allowing us to reproduce their articles, photographs and data etc. More

population of Puerto Rican Parrot was once estimated at around a million individuals. As of 2008 there are around fifty left in the wild, and around 220 in breeding programmes run by the multi-agency Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program (which originally involved scientists and managers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the US Forest Service and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, with added support provided by the World Wildlife Fund). More

The Puerto Rican Parrot is a conspicuous foot-long emerald green forest dweller with a red forehead, wide white eye-rings, and flesh-colored bill and feet. It shares the stocky, short-tailed shape of other Amazona parrots. In flight its broad wings flash bright blue primaries, and it gives a distinctive bugling call. At other times it makes various squeals and squawks. The Taino Indian name "Iguaca" and the Spanish name "Cotorra de Puerto Rico" both refer to its loquacious nature. More

the Puerto Rican Parrot, began in the second half of the 20th century. According to IUCN, as of 2002, there were 21 threatened species in Puerto Rico: two mammals, eight breeding birds, eight reptiles, and three amphibians. Contents - * 1 Origin of Puerto Rican fauna * 2 Mammals * 2. More

hence Puerto Rican Parrot is an alternative common name in North America. The indigenous Taíno people called it the Iguaca, an onomatopoeic name that resembled the parrots' flight call. There are two recognized subspecies: * A. v. vittata is the nominate and only extant subspecies, inhabiting Puerto Rico and formerly nearby Vieques Island and Mona Island. * A. v. gracilipes inhabited Culebra Island and is now extinct. More

Although the wild Puerto Rican parrot population has expanded to other locations on the island, at the moment, the 28,000 acre (19,650 hectare) El Yunque National Forest is the genesis of the renowned cooperative effort to save one of the 10 most endangered birds in the world. Amazona vittata’s near disappearance is not unique. Of the three parrot species that are known to have inhabited U.S. More

“The Puerto Rican Parrot is found mainly thought Puerto Rico, and the Virgin islands. It has also been seen off the island of Culebra, and Mona.” (Endangered and Threatened Species of the Southeastern United States) The scientific name of the parrot is Amazona vittata. Its habitat is confined to the wet rainforest of the Luquillo Mountains, where old Colorado trees are abundant. The birds use these trees to nest, and raise their young in. More

Did You KnowThe critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot is the only extant native parrot species in either the Unites States or it's territories. Type in Your Comments Below Science Tech Tutorials Video Games Other Categories » advanced » Log in | Sign up/Publish | Community | Help Close Log in with OpenID | Forget your password? Home| About Us| Help| Advertising Solutions| Partner Solutions| The Blog| RSS/Widgets| Privacy Policy| Terms of Use| Site Map| Copyright Infringement| Disclaimer © 2010 Associated Content, Inc. More

Puerto Rican Parrot population when it was more readily self-maintaining, but as a result of the fragmentation and reduction of the population these disasters are now a threat as well. Hurricane Hugo passed through the species' range in September 1989, and reduced the population from 47 to 23 individuals. More

The Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vitatta) is losing habitat to severe weather conditions. Whether it is a matter of climate change is being debated. Ecologists and activists are trying to determine the effect of climate change on bird species. In its report “State of the Bird 2010,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service reported that climate change is adversely affecting the habitat of the only parrot species native to the United States, the Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vitatta). More

The Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) had shared its habitat with the peaceful Taino Indians for centuries before the arrival of European settlers in the Caribbean. Status and Trends Upon arrival of the Spanish in 1493, the Puerto Rican parrot lived in all major habitats of Puerto Rico and the adjacent smaller islands of Culebra, Mona, Vieques, and possibly the Virgin Islands (Snyder et al. 1987). More

Amazona vittata the true Puerto Rican parrot is severely endangered and rarely, if ever seen. Hispaniolan Parrot is common in some areas of Puerto Rico. Orange Crowned parrot is also a somewhat common bird in Puerto Rico now. More

The Puerto Rican Parrot, Amazona vittata, is the only native parrot species in Puerto Rico and, unfortunately, it is an endangered species. Therefore, it is very important for the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) to preserve existing individuals and their habitat, as well as supervising recovery programs for the species. More

that the Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) has lived on our island’s forests for well over a thousand years. Initially numbering in the millions, the parrot flocks co-existed peacefully with the island’s pre-columbian inhabitants, the Taino. After the European colonization of the island began five hundred years ago, the size of the parrot population dwindled in direct proportion to the conversion of forested land to cities and farms, in so doing, the parrot’s only habitat was almost eradicated. More

The strikingly beautiful Puerto Rican Parrot, once a common bird in Puerto Rico, has declined dramatically throughout the 20th century. Much of its prime habitat, forested areas with mature trees suitable for nesting, has disappeared. Today there are about 200 parrots left, including captive and wild birds. A small wild population remains at El Yunque, which is marginal habitat for the bird when compared to the historic range. “We do periodic surveys of the wild population. More

The Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program is an effort to conserve, protect and manage the wild and captive populations of this endemic parrot in order to downlist the species from endangered to threatened, to establish an additional wild population and insuring that both groups are self-sustaining with an effective population size of 500 birds (5 year average) in each area. More

The Puerto Rican parrot is the only endemic or native parrot in Puerto Rico. One of the rarest birds in the world, this parrot and its habitat are strictly protected by Federal and Puerto Rican laws as an endangered species. It is illegal to possess, buy or sell the parrot or any part of it (including feathers, eggs and nests). The Puerto Rican parrot is a small amazon parrot, about 11 inches (29 cm) in length and weighing about 10 ounces (270 g). More

Formerly known as Amazona vittata, the Puerto Rican Parrot is sadly close to extinction. Considered as a magnificent parrot that was once abundant throughout the South American country of Puerto Rico, this bird is now just a small, wild population that lives in the Caribbean National Forest rainforest. To ensure this parrot exists, a number of programs have been created providing needed research and intervention. More

biggest reason why Puerto Rican parrot populations has remained stagnant. Now, it looks like environmental factors have an even greater role, especially since the core population is already so small. The authors of this study have recommended creating a second wild population of parrots elsewhere on Puerto Rico, to help reduce the risk of extinction from hurricane strikes. They report that the process to create a second habitat has already been initiated. Let's hope they move quickly. More

The Puerto Rican Parrot is the only endemic parrot found within the United States and its territories and is one of the ten most endangered birds in the world. Upon the arrival of Columbus to Puerto Rico in 1493, the Puerto Rican Parrot numbered approximately a million birds. By the 1930’s that number had reduced to approximately 2000 birds. By 1954 to an estimated 200 birds. By 1964 to 70 birds. More

The Puerto Rican Parrot is unique in that, since 2001, all known nesting in the wild has occurred in standardized artificial cavities, which also provided us a unique opportunity to evaluate nest site selection without confounding effects of the actual nest cavity characteristics. More

Puerto Rican Parrot population used to be 1,000,000 and now there’s only 47 remaining! The Puerto Rican parrot is the only native parrot in Puerto Rico. It is one of the rarest birds in the world. This parrot and its habitat are strictly protected by Federal and Puerto Rican laws because it is an endangered species. It is against the law to own, buy or sell the parrot or any part of it. More

Puerto Rican parrots at breeding facility Puerto Rican Parrots at El Yunque breeding facility – Photo: William Humphrey black whiskered vireo Black Whiskered Vireo (makes a pretty bird call here at the raniforest inn) The information and photographs on this web site come from Puerto Rico's Birds in Photographs (Paperback) by Mark W. Oberle. More

With only 40 Puerto Rican parrots left in the wild, the species is pretty close to extinction. However, Dr. Jaime Collazo, an associate professor of zoology at North Carolina State University, refuses to let that happen. And, in a move aimed at improving the species More

where the Puerto Rican parrots can acclimate to flying in the wild. The right choice - When specifying precast concrete for the cistern, Wintermeyer says the project engineers looked not only for the easiest installation, but also for the most cost-effective solution. Wintermeyer says the federally budgeted project was the perfect candidate for a solution that required very little manpower to deliver, install and implement. More

The Puerto Rican parrot is a vertebrate. It lives in the Southeast region, in Puerto Rico only. It is in the birds group. The scientific name for the Puerto Rican Parrot is the Amazona Vittata. It is an endangered species and there are only about 24-26 free Puerto Rican Parrots left in the wild. The description of the Puerto Rican Parrot is its tail is short and squared-off. The color of the parrot is mostly green. More

A pair of Puerto Rican parrots at their nest on the island's Luquillo National Forest. Fewer than 45 birds remain in the wild, making this one of the world's most endangered species. (Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ) May 6, 2008 - BERKELEY - The population of wild Puerto Rican parrots, among the most endangered birds in the world, has languished for decades, with several dozen remaining birds unable to break through the bottleneck that prevents their numbers from growing. More

Picture of Amazona vittata above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: Blake Matheson
-Blake Matheson -Author: Blake Matheson
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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Amazona
Species : vittata
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)