Nonnatives - Yellow-shouldered Parrot

Yellow-shouldered Parrot - Amazona barbadensis

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year: 1987

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to Venezuela and Netherlands Antilles.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1980's 1987 Not reported breeding  

References

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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