- Jan 14, 2020
Cuban Amazon (Amazona leucocephala)
On a photo: Cuban Amazon. Photo: wikimedia.org
Description of the Cuban Amazon
The Cuban Amazon is a korotkokhvosty parrot with a length of body about 32 cm and weighing about 262 гр. Both floors are painted equally. Main color of plumage of the Cuban Amazon dark green. Feathers have a black fringing. A forehead honor to a nape white, a throat and a breast rose-red. In ears a gray spot. On a breast hardly noticeable pinkish impregnations. Podkhvostye greenish-yellow, with red impregnations. Swing feathers in wings blue. The beak is light, corporal color. Gray-brown paws. Dark brown eyes.
Is known five subspecies of the Cuban Amazon which differ from each other in elements of coloring and an area of dwelling.
Life expectancy of the Cuban Amazon at the correct leaving, presumably, about 50 years.
the Area of dwelling of the Cuban Amazon and life in the nature
Wild world population of the Cuban Amazon makes 20.500 — 35.000 individuals. The look lives in Cuba, Bahama and the Cayman Islands. The look is under the threat of disappearance because of loss of natural habitats, poaching, destruction by hurricanes of places for nesting.
the Cuban Amazon lives at the height up to 1000 m above sea level in pine forests, mangrove and palm thickets, plantations, fields and gardens.
In a diet various vegetative parts of plants, kidneys, flowers, fruits, various seeds. Sometimes visit agricultural grounds.
during feeding the Cuban amazona gather in small packs when food is a lot of, can get off in big packs. Behave it is quite noisy.
Photo of the Cuban Amazon: flickr.com
Reproduction of the Cuban amazon
The season of reproduction falls on March — July. Birds get off in couples. For nesting choose cavities of trees. In a laying of 3 — 5 eggs, the female hatches a laying of 27 — 28 days. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of 8 weeks. Some time young individuals are near parents, and those finish feeding them.