First sighting of eggs and chicks of the red-necked Amazon parrot (Amazona arausiaca) using an intra-cavity video probe Article

cited authors

  • Reillo, PR; Durand, S; McGovern, KA

fiu authors

abstract

  • Two clutches of the red-necked Amazon parrot, or Jaco (Amazona arausiaca), are described for the first time from intra-cavity video recordings of natural nests in Dominican rainforest trees. Using a mini-camera mounted on a telescoping pole, a clutch of two live chicks (∼8 weeks old) and one dead chick (∼5 weeks old at time of death), and another clutch of one live chick (∼4 weeks old) and two unhatched eggs were discovered in nesting cavities roughly 15 m from the ground in Carapite (Amanoa caribaea) and Gommier (Dacryodes excelsa) trees, respectively, near 600 m elevation. Information from these sightings is essential for quantifying the life history of the Jaco, a flagship species for Dominica's imperiled rainforest ecosystem. Zoo Biol 18:63-70, 1999. © 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999

start page

  • 63

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 18

issue

  • 1