Red-necked Amazon

Red-necked Amazon

Taxobox
name = Red-necked Parrot


status = VU | status_system = IUCN3.1
trend = up
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Psittaciformes
familia = Psittacidae
genus = "Amazona"
species = "A. arausiaca"
binomial = "Amazona arausiaca"
binomial_authority = (Muller, 1776)

The Red-necked Parrot ("Amazona arausiaca"), also known as the Jaco parrot, is an Amazon parrot endemic to Dominica.

It a green, with bright splashes of various colours. It's name is due to the fluff of red feathers commonly found at its throat.

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable

External links

* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1688&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet.]


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