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CUBAN AMAZON
Amazona leucocephala

Range:
Cuba, Cuba, the Bahamas and Cayman Islands in the Caribbean

The Cuban Amazon, also known as the Cuban parrot, is brightly colored. It is a green parrot with pink-red coloring on the throat and cheeks. The parrot also has white around the eyes and forehead. They have a purple and pink belly and light blue flight feathers.  Cuban Amazons travel in pairs, especially during mating season which takes place between March and June. The birds lay two to six eggs during the mating season.
The Cuban Amazon species have recently been in decline due to conversion of land to agriculture, hurricane damage, trapping of live birds for local and international trade as food and pets, and damaging nesting trees to obtain chicks for trade. The Cuban Amazon is one of the highest priced parrots on the market.

Habitat: Lowland, woodlands and dry forest
Diet: Fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries  
Status: Near threatened
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 11-13 in
Weight:222-232 g
Lifespan: 40-60 years
Reproduction & Offspring: 26-28 days for eggs to hatch.

 

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