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Hispaniolan Amazon Picture
Hispaniolan Amazon The Smaller Amazon
Meesha is a Hispaniolan Amazon and one of the smaller amazons. Not as colorful as some of the others but big in personality. Her wings are hues of blues, mixed in with reds and greens and very attractive. Her cheeks and crown area are acquiring more blue, almost a navy. Her eyes are solid black.
So far I haven’t been able to count the number of red feathers on her wings but I already know her sex due to the males having the distinct white forehead and the females a more subtle yellowish band. Meesha has the yellowish band. Eventually her beak will be a solid bone color. She is still a youngster.
The lower body and thighs consist mostly of red feathers ( This is referred to as their pantaloons or trousers) and there is that distinct red “dot” on the chest . Unfortunately since I haven’t seen an older mature Hispaniolan I don’t now if it stays as a small dot but one would imagine given maturity it too would become more pronounced adding a bit more color to the chest area creeping up to just under the beak.
As for weight, her average seems to stay around 250 gr and probably in length is somewhere at about 11 inches. Compare a Goffin to a Moluccan would be the same as comparing her to one of the Big 3.
She is loaded with personality and plays non stop… loves to swing on anything hanging , twirls about and bangs up her poor tail feathers and her wings as she plays so hard……
It didn’t take long for her to learn to talk, mimic a cockatoo and sounds so much like the other amazons it is difficult to know which one is talking . When she is spoken to, she listens intently, mesmerized and eager to communicate.
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