Olive-throated parakeet, Jamaican parakeet
20 to 26 cm long. Green color, with olive color breast and tip of wings blue. Ocular witheish ring without feathers. Beak is bone and gray colored and feet have a pink gray tone. Has long tail.
Nests in the termite-infested trees or in natural tree cavities. Lay 3 to 6 eggs.
Feed from seeds, fruits, legumes leaves and flowers. Can be seen eating in trees and corn fields as well as in other crop fields.
Vastly distributed through Central America (from Mexico to Panama) and some Caribbean Islands (Cayman Islands, Jamaica and The Hispaniola).
Extended in wooded hills, mountain slopes, bushes, fields and gardens in wetlands or semi-arid areas from sea level up to mid elevation forest.
Furtive hunting at a small scale for mascot purposes as well as for food or pest control in crop fields
Risk category: IUCN Red list: Near Threatened.