Grand Cayman Parrot

The Grand Cayman Parrot is actually a subspecies of the Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala), luecocephala meaning "white head". This parrot is unique to Grand Cayman so it has an added third name "caymanensis", which is Latin for "of Cayman".

There are three species of parrots on our three islands -- all endangered. There are two unique species of parrots found in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The Cayman Brac parrot is a little smaller in size than its Grand Cayman Brother. Both are subspecies of the Cuban white-headed parrot (Amazona leucocephala). They have green feathers, blue wingedwith white ringed eyes and red cheeks.

The Grand Cayman Parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis) is quite a noisy and gregarious bird. It's quite the opposite of the Brac parrot which is more silent. The male is larger and more brightly colored than the female. It usually can be seen in small flocks as it's traveling around feeding on fruits.

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Grand Caymanian Parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis)

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