Yellow shouldered Amazon parrot - Amazona barbadensis
The charismatic, Yellow shouldered Amazon parrot, Amazona barbadensis, or lora as it is locally known in local Papiamentu language, is considered vulnerable to the threat of extinction. There are only around 1,000 parrots remaining on Bonaire is home to the only surviving native population outside of Venezuela. They are 12-13inches in length and 110-11 ounces a chunky bird with a strong head, rounded wings, and a short tail that they fan to show wonderful colors. Bodies are bright green with a yellow face and crown with yellow “shoulders” with red and blue feathers on the lower wing. They do not build their own nests but rather must find a pre-existing cavity in a tree or cliff. Location: Bonaire part of the Caribbean Netherlands. February 2021. Dimensions cropped 2656 x 3456.