Puerto Rico Parrot

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There are many different endemic species on the island of Puerto Rico. There are many different species of frogs, birds, snake, and even some mammals. The reason for this is a process called endemism. Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a certain part of the Earth, such as an island. An endemic species is different from an indigenous because endemic species can’t be found anywhere else. Since an island is so isolated from the mainland, endemic species can grow and evolve more than their mainland family members, due to the fact that there are less predators.
The Puerto Rican Parrot is one of the endemic species in Puerto Rico, hence the name. The parrot is about eleven inches in height, and weighs around 9 ounces. It is a mostly green bird, with a red forehead and white rings around its eyes. Their iris is a brown color and their legs are yellow-tan. Both the males and the females have mainly green coloring, their primary flight feathers are dark blue. The feathers that are only seen during flight, are bright blue, and the feathers in the tail have a yello...
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