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(Amazona vittata)

 

The Puerto Rican Amazon is the rarest parrot in the wild.

Until November 19th, 2006 only 20-24  remained in the wild,

all in the Luquillo Rainforest of Puerto Rico. On November 19th, the anniversary of

Columbus's "discovery" of Puerto Rico in 1493, a new flock of 22 captive raised

Puerto Rican Parrots was released into the wilds of the Karst Region of Puerto Rico. 

(Columbus's  ships log describes  huge flocks of thousands of Puerto Rican Parrots covering the skies of the island).

The Puerto Rican Parrot is the only parrot found within the United States and it's territories.

 

Click here for the present status of the PR Amazon

 

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Puerto Rican Amazon 1

 

   

    A Puerto Rican Amazon in a sierra palm

    (Prestoea montana)

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 2

 

   A breeding pair of PR Amazons at their nest entrance.

    The pair had two chicks in the nest.

    One of only five pairs to breed in 2004

          

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 3

 

    The female PR Amazon at the nest entrance.

    The pair had two chicks in the nest.

    One of only five pairs to breed in 2004

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 4

 

   

    A male PR Amazon in the Luquillo Rainforest.

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 5

 

   

    A male PR Amazon in the Luquillo Rainforest.

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 6

 

    PR Amazon pair in the Luquillo Rainforest.

    male on the left, female on the right

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 7

 

  

            Female PR Amazon in the Luquillo Rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 8

 

   

           Female PR Amazon in the Luquillo Rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 9

 

    PR Amazon pair in the Luquillo Rainforest.

    Female on the left, male on the right

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 10

 

   

    PR Amazon close-up

   

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 11

 

    PR Amazon feeding on the fruit of the sierra palm

    (Prestoea montana). The sierra palm is a major

    portion of the PR Amazon diet

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 12

 

 

    PR Amazon leaving its roost on a sierra palm   

    (Prestoea montana)

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 13

 

    PR Amazon on a sierra palm (Prestoea montana)

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 14

 

 

 

            PR Amazon at rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 15

 

    PR Amazon entering the nest cavity

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 16

 

     PR Amazon eating fruit of the sierra palm

    (Prestoea montana). The sierra palm is

    a major food source for the PR Amazon

 

 

 

Puerto Rican Amazon 17

 

    PR Amazon eating fruit of the sierra palm

    (Prestoea montana). The sierra palm is a

    major food source for the PR Amazon

 

 

 

 

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