National Bird

The National Bird of St. Vincent is the St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona Guildingii).

It is the only type of parrot on the island and is a large beautiful coloured bird, about 16-18 inches in length. The head is white, yellow and violet. The neck is mostly green; the body plumage is predominantly gold and brown, washed with green. The wings are variegated and the tail isĀ green and violet blue, broad tipped with yellow.

The young in juvenile plumage is the same as the mature bird. There is, however, a tremendous range of colours, which could be categorised into three colour morphs: green, bronze and blue, the latter two being less common.