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Status and conservation of parrots and parakeets in the Greater Antilles, Bahama Islands, and Cayman Islands

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Status and conservation of parrots and parakeets in the Greater Antilles, Bahama Islands, and Cayman Islands; 1991; Article; Journal; Bird Conservation International; Wiley, J. W.

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In the 1490s a minimum of 28 species of psittacines occurred in the West Indies. Today, only 43% (12) of the species survive. All macaws and most parakeet species have been lost. Although the surviving parrot fauna of the Greater Antilles, Cayman Islands, and Bahama Islands has fared somewhat better than that of the Lesser Antilles, every species has undergone extensive reductions of populations and all but two have undergone extensive reductions in range, mostly as a result of habitat loss, but also from persecution as agricultural pests, conflicts with exotic species, harvesting for pets, and natural disasters. The Cayman Brac Parrot Amazona leucocephala hesterna with its tiny population (less than 150 individuals in the wild) and [...]

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J.W. Wiley

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