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The Hispaniolan amazon or Hispaniolan parrot (Amazona ventralis), colloquially known as cuca, is a species of Amazon parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found on Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and has been introduced to Puerto Rico. The main features that differentiate it from other amazons are the white forehead, pale beak, white eye-ring, blue ear patch, and red belly.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and plantations. It is threatened in its home range by habitat loss and the capture of individuals for the pet trade.
The presence of this bird outside of Hispaniola is due to it being introduced, in part from a release of birds raised in captivity as a studied rehearsal for the re-colonization program of the highly endangered and related Puerto Rican amazon. Buy parrot online from our shop.