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"Puerto Rican Amazon parrot"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitlePuerto Rican Amazon parrot Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe illustration is a depiction of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrot in the Caribbean National Forest (formerly called the Luquillo National Forest), feeding upon the fruits of the tabonuco tree (Dacryodes excelsa). The surviving population is extremely small and ongoing efforts at captive breeding and the reintroduction of birds back into the wild have been underway since 1973. Results of these efforts have been promising. KeywordsAmazona vittata, Psittacus vittatus, Amazona Portorriqueña, Psittacidae, Amazona De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Amazon Recovery Program, Luquillo Aviary, Rio Abajo, Pearly-eyed thrasher, Margarops fuscatus, Buteo jamaicensis Media Color Categories Nature, Science, Technical Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Vertebrates, Products, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional