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Amazona versicolor

Amazona versicolor (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Psittaciformes

Familia: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Psittacinae
Tribus: Androglossini
Genus: Amazona
Species: Amazona versicolor

Amazona versicolor (Statius Müller, 1776)

Psittacus versicolor (protonym)


Natursyst.Suppl. p. 78 BHL


IUCN: Amazona versicolor (Vulnerable)

Vernacular names
български: Сентлусийска амазона
català: Amazona de Saint Lucia
Cymraeg: Amason St Lucia
Deutsch: Blaumaskenamazone
English: Saint Lucia amazon
فارسی: آمازون سنت لوسیا
suomi: Saintlucianamatsoni
français: Amazone de Sainte-Lucie
magyar: Kékmaszkos amazon
日本語: イロマジリボウシインコ
latviešu: Sentlūsijas amazone
кырык мары: Симсӹ вуян амазон
Nederlands: Sint-Lucia-amazone
پنجابی: سینٹ لوسیا ایمیزن
português: Papagaio-de-santa-lúcia
русский: Синелицый амазон
svenska: saintluciaamazon
українська: Амазон санта-лусійський
中文: 聖盧西亞亞馬遜鸚鵡

The Saint Lucia amazon (Amazona versicolor) also known as the Saint Lucia parrot is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is endemic to Saint Lucia and is the country's national bird.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist mountain forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The species had declined from around 1000 birds in the 1950s to 150 birds in the late 1970s. At that point a conservation program began to save the species, which galvanized popular support to save the species, and by 1990 the species had increased to 300 birds.[3] Although the population in Saint Lucia is small it is still expanding.

The Saint Lucia amazon is rare in captivity. Not much is known about their breeding requirements. It has been recommended that pairs are isolated in the breeding season because they tend to get aggressive towards other birds during this time. Breeding activities usually start in March and go on until August. The hen lays 1 to 2 eggs which she incubates for 24 days. The young fledge when they are 70 to 77 days old.

Between 1975 - 2021, Jersey Zoo maintained a breeding colony of this species. In 1982, they achieved the first captive breeding success of this species.[4] The offspring of this breeding were returned to the wild. On 2 May 2021, Jersey Zoo announced their last amazon died, ending their tenure with this species. It is maintained in few other collections in Europe.[5]

BirdLife International (2020). "Amazona versicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22686387A179319598. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22686387A179319598.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"Appendices | CITES". Retrieved 14 January 2022.
Edward Whitley, Gerald Durrell's Army, John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1992.
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