Hispaniolan Amazon (Amazona ventralis)

The Hispaniolan Amazon bird, scientifically known as Amazona ventralis, is a species of parrot that is native to the island of Hispaniola. It is a medium-sized bird, growing up to 30 cm in length and weighing between 250 and 300 grams. The male and female birds are similar in appearance with a predominantly green plumage, a red forehead, and a white ring around their eyes.

The Hispaniolan Amazon bird is known for its playful and social nature. It is commonly found in flocks of 20 to 30 individuals and is highly territorial. These birds are active during the day, spending most of their time in tree canopies, mainly in the Dominican Republic.

Their diet primarily consists of fruits, nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers. These birds also sometimes take insects to supplement their diet. The Hispaniolan Amazon bird plays an important role in the ecosystem as it helps with seed dispersal by consuming fruits and dispersing the seeds in their feces.

However, despite their critical role in the ecosystem, the Hispaniolan Amazon bird is currently facing various challenges that severely affect its survival. Its population has been decreasing because of the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction. The loss of natural habitat has forced these birds to move to urban areas, where they are increasingly being subjected to threats such as overhunting, habitat loss, and direct persecution.

Conservation efforts are being made to safeguard the future of the Hispaniolan Amazon bird. This species has been listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as an endangered species. The conservation status of the Hispaniolan Amazon bird has been recognized in several international treaties, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Overall, the Hispaniolan Amazon bird is a fascinating and important bird species that faces significant challenges to its survival. It is vital that we take the necessary steps to protect this species and help maintain its population for generations to come.

Other names

Amazona ventralis



Hispaniolan Amazon

papagai de la Hispaniola



hispaniolska amazonka

amazoňan haitský




Amazone d’Hispaniola


Amazzone di Hispaniola


haitinė amazonė


amazonka czarnoucha


Черноухий амазон

Plavokruni amazonac

amazoňan korunkatý

Amazona de La Española


Hispanyola Amazonu

амазон домініканський

haiti amatsoonpapagoi

kékkoronás amazon