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  • English name
    St. Vincent Amazon
  • ClassificationPsittaciformes, Psittacidae
  • Scientific nameAmazona guildingii

St. Vincent Amazon
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St. Vincent Amazons are beautiful parrots that look like they were dreamed up by a painter. However, there are concerns that they may become extinct due to deforestation and also because they have been caught for use as pets.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Total length: 40cm

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

St. Vincent Amazons live on Saint Vincent, a small island in the West Indies.

What they eat

They like fruit, but they also eat flowers and seeds.

What they are like

St. Vincent Amazons mostly have either bronze or green plumage, but because they are so colorful it is easy to miss.

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Many St. Vincent Amazons have been caught for use as pets
St. Vincent Amazons only live on the small West Indian island of Saint Vincent. They are colorful parrots that look like they were dreamed up by a painter. Lots of people want to keep these beautiful birds as pets and many of them were caught until the early 1980s. Around this time, a conservation movement was started in Saint Vincent and hunting has decreased since its establishment.

Disappearing forests mean big trouble!
With the decrease in hunting, the number of St. Vincent Amazons is recovering, but it is too early to breathe a sigh of relief. Many of the forest areas in which the parrots live are being converted into farmland. When trees suitable for nesting disappear, St. Vincent Amazons cannot raise their young. Additionally, their numbers have also declined rapidly in the past due to hurricanes and other natural disasters. Deforestation in Saint Vincent, their only habitat, is putting the St. Vincent Amazon in great danger.

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