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St. Vincent parrot flapping its wings
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St. Vincent Amazon Parrot

These rare birds are found only on St. Vincent Island, and they are the national bird of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Each St. Vincent Amazon can be recognized by its unique coloration on its face and body. You can find them in forests, and they eat plants, fruits, seeds, and nuts.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Amazona guildingii

RANGE

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

COOL ANIMAL FACT

In 1972, the Houston Zoo was the first in the world to hatch this species in captivity.

How We Help Save Them

  • The Zoo provides training and supplies for the St. Vincent Forestry Department to protect the St. Vincent amazon in the wild.
  • The Zoo provided support for building a reproduction facility for this rare parrot on the island of St. Vincent.