SISSEROU PARROT – IS THIS ONE?

//SISSEROU PARROT – IS THIS ONE?

SISSEROU PARROT – IS THIS ONE?

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. 

Dominica flag

Dominica flag

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?

Sisserou Parrot

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.

By | 2018-11-07T16:51:25+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Dominica Update|4 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Dominique Carbon, I was born in the UK but have strong family connections in Dominica & visit regularly. I got involved with our charity Help For Dominica in May 2017. I stumbled across the page on Facebook and was immediately itching to get involved! I help out with everything from collecting supplies to fundraising & distribution.

4 Comments

  1. Roelant jonker 16th January 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    It is not a sisserou but a rare yellow (lutino) mutation of the Jaco.

  2. Kenny 17th January 2018 at 4:36 am - Reply

    This is a jaco not a sisserou

  3. Kenny 17th January 2018 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Woodfordhill is too low of a ventage point for a sisserou to take refuge there was a sighting in morne prosper post maria

    Reason being morne prosper is about 2000 feet above sea level

  4. Barrie 17th January 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    The displacement of Dominica’s parrots are far and wide. Hence sighting in the heights of Carib reserve. Mostly Jacko at that. Therefore I’d easily identify the one on the lower branch as a sesserou.

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