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St. Vincent Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Richard Fray
The Vermont Nature Trail, St. Vincent, February 2004

Alternative name: St. Vincent Amazon

Amazona guildingii


It is a quite stunning bird, especially in flight, appearing mostly bronze, with blackish wings and startling bright golden wing patches. Quite variable in colorations, with two color phases described: one mostly bronze, one mostly green, and intermediate birds sometimes seen. Common is the whitish head and the yellow at the tip of the tail.


Endemic to St. Vincent of the Caribbean, and critically endangered.


Studies have shown that this is the closest current living relative of the Imperial Parrot of Dominica.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wet, mature montane forest, on St. Vincent.



Their main diet consists mainly of fruits, nuts, flowers and seeds.


They nest in holes and 1-2 eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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