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Jamaican Red Parrot is an unknown bird of West Indies. Length, 9 inches. Primarily red plumage. Yellow feathers streaked with fine lines of red on the inside of wings and the underside of tail. Probably extinct. The bird was  said to have been unknown to Jamaicans even when it was collected. It resembles no other living parrot.

Significant sightingEdit

In July 1764, English bird artist George Edwards painted a watercolor of a red parrot owned by Alexander Russell. It had been shot in Jamaica some time earlier and preserved.

Possible explanationEdit

  • An erythristic (red) variant of a West Indian amazon parrot (Amazona sp.).

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