La Cotorra Cubana (Amazona leucocephala) en las Aves de Cuba.
Amazona leucocephala en el Diccionario de las Aves de Cuba. Bandera de Cuba.
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Amazona leucocephala

La Cotorra Cubana (Amazona leucocephala) en las Aves de Cuba.
La Cotorra Cubana (Amazona leucocephala) en Cuba

Amazona leucocephala se asigna a la familia Psittacidae del orden Psitaciformes.

Nombres dados en Cuba a Amazona leucocephala:


Citas y notas de la Cotorra (Amazona leucocephala):

“Stotz, et al.”. 1996.

En Cuba la registra como: Especie que anida.

“Bond, James”. 1971.

Es su distibución incluye a Cuba e Isla de Pinos. También, fuera de Cuba, en las Bahamas e Islas Caimán.

“Barbour, Thomas”. 1943.

La sección de “Amazona leucocephala palmarum” permanece similar.

Menciona a “Amazona leucocephala leucocephala ” (Linné) llamándole en inglés “Cuban Parrot” y refiriéndose al nombre dado en Cuba como “Loro”. Dice que aun se encontraban en los bosques en las lomaspero que cada año eran menor sus números.

Presenta su opinión que existen variedades justificadas entre las del oriente de la isla y las de occidente para asignarles estatus de subespecies.

“Barbour, Thomas”. 1923.

Nombre científico: “Amazona leucocephala leucocephala” (Linné)
Nombre en inglés: “Cuban Parrot”
Nombre en Cuba: “Loro”

Lo designa como: “The familiar name of leucocephala must be restricted to the Parrot of eastern Cuba. In the Province of Oriente Parrots are still to be found in the forests of the lower mountainsides, but everywhere they are grow­ing fewer in numbers year by year.”

Nombre científico: “Amazona leucocephala palmarum” Todd
Nombre en inglés: “Western Cuban Parrot”
Nombre en Cuba: “Cotorra”

Lo designa como: “Todd did not realize from the material at his disposal that the Parrots of western and central Cuba are indistinguishable from Isle of Pines birds. They all average a slightly darker green, have the purplish abdominal patch generally a little darker, and the throat usually of a more intense red, than do Parrots from Oriente. A pair killed in April, 1915, at Palo Alto on the south-central coast of Camaguey, almost in the center of the Island, are more like birds from the Cienaga than like others from the eastern towns of Bayate and Holguin. Although it is probable that the living bird which Edwards figured, and which was the basis of Linné's description, came from Havana, yet there is no objection to this. subdivision of the species in the absence of specific information.

“For generations Parrots have been caught and shipped to Europe as cage-birds. They nest conspicuously in holes in palm trees, and the groves in which they nest are regularly divided up among the peasant collectors, who get nearly every young bird. Indeed they often open the trees too soon and take young birds which cannot be reared, so that there is great waste. Todd has given an excellent account of parrot-catching in the Isle of Pines (l. c., p. 229), and the conditions described are more or less duplicated in Cuba, wherever there are still Parrots to be caught. In 1917 and 1918, during the period of greatest expansion of cane planting, I saw great numbers of nests destroyed in clearing land. Today it is not so easy to find Parrots as it was only a few years ago. Still they persist better than do the Paroquets, although they are far from shy. There are probably bands still to be found in the more remote districts of all the Provinces except Havana. I have seen them in western Pinar del Rio, about the Cienaga de Zapata, at San Juan de los Perros, Trinidad, Jucaro and Palo Alto. There are still many bands in the Isle of Pines. They nest from late March until well into the summer. Their flesh is excellent, so good indeed that they sometimes are killed for food when occasionally they invade the populated districts to eat ripe cultivated fruits - a very rare happening today, to be sure. In a few years more Parrots will be excessively rare in Cuba and its dependency.”

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Otras referencias de la Cotorra (Amazona leucocephala):

En Las Aves de El Zoológico Electrónico:

La Amazona Cubana (Amazona leucocephala) en Las Cotorras y Guacamayos del orden Psitaciformes

La Cotorra (Amazona leucocephala) en la Web:
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Otras aves de Cuba en la familia de la Cotorra (Amazona leucocephala):

El Periquito (Aratinga euops) en la familia Psittacidae de las Aves de Cuba.

Extinguido: El Guacamayo (Ara tricolor) en la familia Psittacidae de las Aves de Cuba.

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