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Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis)

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Class: Aves
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Hispaniolan Parrot
Genus: Amazona
Species Name: ventralis

About The Hispaniolan Parrot

The Hispaniolan Amazon lives in pairs and small flocks, and nests in tree cavities, and sometimes dead tree-stumps and rock crevices (2) (6). Breeding is known from February to May but may extend further into the year (2). Clutches typically contain two to four eggs, and incubation in captivity lasts 24 to 26 days (5) (6). Chicks usually fledge at 10 to 12 weeks of age (6). The Hispaniolan Amazon feeds on the fruits and seeds of palms, cacti and guava, as well as cultivated plants such as bananas and maize (5).

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Dominican Republic

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North America

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