Cuban Amazon Parrots

DAZ|Studio Animals posted on Oct 13, 2022
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From my latest, "Songbird ReMix Parrots v6: Amazons of the World 2"... The Cuban Amazon, this "Near-threatened" parrot is not actually endemic to Cuba. Rather, the four recognized subspecies, some of which are sometimes raised to species status (although such proposals have yet to acquire much critical support), range over Great Inagua, Abaco and formerly other islands in the Bahamas, all three of the Cayman Islands, as well as the main island of Cuba and its most important satellite, the Isle of Youth. Those populations away from Cuba are unquestionably rather small, but probably no longer declining due to more effective conservation measures than have to date been possible in Cuba. There are 2,000-4,300 mature adults left in the wild with a decreasing population trend. The nominate race occurs in more than 20 protected areas in Cuba. The Great Inagua population of Race bahamensis receives some protection from 743 km² Bahamas National Trust Park. It is threatened by domestic cat predation, the pet trade/poaching and habitat loss, though these recently have been the target of protection controls. Its habitat includes limestone forests, dry mixed broadleaf woodlands, savanna with stands of pine and palms, mangroves, plantations and gardens. It feeds on fruits and seeds from a wide variety of plants, notably unripe Pinus caribaea (pine nuts). The image setting was created in UltraScenery using Martin Frost Tropical Botanica set.

Comments (5)


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Flint_Hawk 12:08PM | Thu, 13 October 2022

A marvelously realistic scene!

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APlusDesign 12:35PM | Thu, 13 October 2022

What a beautiful scene! Lovely work with the posing and DOF

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3DClassics123456 12:27PM | Fri, 14 October 2022

Another interesting information! I appreciate a lot your work.

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mifdesign 12:25PM | Sat, 15 October 2022

A most vibrant photo, gorgeous shot!
Luv your magic.😊💖🥰

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STEVIEUKWONDER 5:29AM | Mon, 24 October 2022

They look so real! Lovely deep forest mystery scene! Well done Ken!

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