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About the Saint Lucia Parrot

Also known as: Blue-masked Amazon, Blue-masked Parrot, St. Lucia Amazon, Versicolored Parrot, Saint Lucia Parrot

The Saint Lucia Parrot is a small species of parrot that lives on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. The bird is endemic to the island-nation, meaning it lives there and no where else on earth.

Saint Lucia Parrots are colorful birds with green bodies, blue around the face, red on the upper breast, and blue and red feathers on the wings. Their eyes are orange.

Habitat loss contributes to this species being considered Vulnerable to extinction (as of August 2013). Conservation efforts, including education and awareness programs, have turned the trend from a declining population to increasing. The species is the national bird of Saint Lucia, and an important symbol of the country.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 12 July 2012
Scientific Name Amazona versicolor
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Amazona
  • A. versicolor
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
17 inches
Range Caribbean

Conservation

From IUCN Red List:
The Saint Lucia Parrot is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. Conservation action may have saved this species from extinction. Numbers are now increasing and there is some evidence of a small range expansion. However, the area of apparently suitable (but unoccupied) habitat may be decreasing. If this begins to affect occupied habitat, the species may immediately qualify for uplisting to Endangered. At present, its small population size and small range on a single island qualify it as Vulnerable.

International Names

  • 圣卢西亚鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • amazoňan mnohobarvý (Czech)
  • St. Lucia-amazone (Danish)
  • Sint-Lucia-amazone (Dutch)
  • saintlucianamatsoni (Finnish)
  • Amazone de Sainte-Lucie (French)
  • Blaustirnamazone (German)
  • Amazzone di Santa Lucia (Italian)
  • イロマジリボウシインコ [iromajiriboushiinko] (Japanese)
  • Saintluciaamazon (Norwegian)
  • amazonka modroglowa (Polish)
  • Амазон Сент-Люси (Russian)
  • Amazona de Santa Lucía (Spanish)
  • Santa Luciaamazon (Swedish)

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