SISSEROU PARROT – THE NATIONAL BIRD OF DOMINICA
There is much concern over the fate of the Sisserou Parrot which is an endangered species and is only found on the island of Dominica, mostly in the rainforest in the north of the island.
Hurricane Maria has destroyed the rainforest and all are anxious to hear good news about the unique Sisserou Parrot, which is designated as the National Bird of Dominica.
The use of the Sisserou Parrot on the flag of Dominica makes it the only national flag to include the colour purple.
There is good news on some birds, in spite of the loss of natural habitat. The aviary in Roseau housed many birds, and these are reported to be doing well.
IS THIS A SISSEROU PARROT?
During my stay in Dominica post Maria I took this photo of parrots resting in a tree on Woodford Hill Bay. I was told that many Parrots took refuge in Woodford Hill shortly after the hurricane, and some have suggested the bird here could be a Sisserou Parrot.
I’m no expert, so am throwing the question out to anyone who does know! Can you identify the parrots in my photo which was taken on 17th November 2017. Please leave your comments below.