The St Lucia National Bird – the St Lucia Parrot also known locally as – Jacquot
This parrot is only found on the island of St Lucia, the official name: Amazona Versicolor. This parrot is predominantly green in colour with cobalt forehead blending through turquoise to green on the cheeks and a scarlet flecked breast. The bird can be found in the tropical central mountain rainforest canopy. Despite it large size and bright colouring the parrot is perfectly camouflaged in the dark leafy shadow of the forest only to blossom when hit by the Caribbean sunshine, the brilliant display of reds, green and blue seem to glow in the Caribbean sunlight.
The parrots tend to feed predominantly at dawn and dusk, where they can be seen at tree tops searching for food which can range from fruits to seeds. The birds have a range of calls, from soft and liquid to coarse and ear-piercing.
The St Lucia Parrot is an endangered species.