Hispaniolan Parakeet

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The Hispaniolan Parakeet (Aratinga chloropteras) occurs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. There exist small feral populations in Puerto Rico, and possibly Florida, and Guadeloupe. Suggestions that Hispaniolan Parakeets might be extinct from Haiti contrast with reports that they are common in the Massif de la Selle and la Citadelle area of the Massif du Nord. In any case, the entire population is about 2,500 to 10,000, and so this bird is considered “Vulnerable” and should not be trapped or hunted.

Range of Hispaniolan Parakeet

 

VIDEO: Hispaniolan Parakeets in a mango tree.

 

Source: BirdLife International

Video added by Haiti Chery.

 

 

Dady Chery

About Dady Chery

Dr. Dady Chery is a Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet. She is the author of "We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti's Struggle Against Occupation." Her broad interests encompass science, culture, and human rights. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change and social justice. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported by the UN, and the first story describing Haiti’s mineral wealth.

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