Olive-throated parakeet, Jamaican parakeet
Jamaican parakeets are green on their head, back, and tail. Their throat and upper breast area are olive, hence also the name olive-throated parakeets. Lower on the body they are more olive and the tip of their wings is blue. Their eyes are orange and the bare skin around the eye is a cream color. They have a bone-gray colored beak and their feet have a pink-grey tone. They are 20 to 26 cm long.
Jamaican parakeets breed one time between April and May. They nest in termite holes and lay 3 to 5 eggs which hatch in 26 to 27 days. After about 50 days the fledglings leave the nest.
They feed from seeds, fruits, legumes, leaves and flowers. They 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 pet trade as well as for food or pest control in crop fields.
IUCN Red List: Near threatened.