Imperial Amazon (Amazona imperialis)

The Imperial Amazon bird, also known as Amazona Imperialis, is a large species of parrot found in the Caribbean, specifically in Jamaica and Cuba. This bird is a critically endangered species, with a population of less than 200 birds, making it one of the rarest parrot species in the world.

Measuring up to 44 cm in length and weighing up to 450 g, the Imperial Amazon bird has a distinct and beautiful appearance. Its head and neck are bright red, and its body is predominantly green with blue and yellow accents on its wings. The bird's bill is pale, and its feet are zygodactyl, meaning two toes point forward and two toes point backward, making it easy to grip and climb.

The Imperial Amazon bird is a herbivore and feeds primarily on fruits, nuts, and seeds. It is known to be a vocal species, often communicating with other birds through calls and whistles, and has the ability to mimic and repeat sounds including words and melodies.

Unfortunately, habitat loss, poaching, and invasive species have significantly reduced the population of the Imperial Amazon bird. Efforts to save this rare bird include captive breeding and reintroduction programs to increase their population and protect their natural habitats.

In conclusion, the Imperial Amazon bird is a rare and beautiful species of parrot, with a bright appearance and distinct calls. Despite its dwindling population, conservationists continue to work tirelessly to protect and increase its numbers, ensuring that this magnificent bird remains a part of our natural world.

Other names

Amazona imperialis



Imperial Amazon

papagai imperial



carska amazonka

amazoňan císařský




Amazone impériale


Amazzone imperiale


imperatoriškoji amazonė


amazonka cesarska


Императорский амазон

Carski amazonac

amazoňan cisársky

Amazona imperial


Kral Amazon

амазон імператорський