Puerto Rican Parrots

Puerto Rican Parrots

by J. Michael Meyers National Biological Service The Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) had shared its habitat with the peaceful Taino Indians for centuries before the arrival of European settlers in the Caribbean. Status and Trends Upon arrival of the Spanish in 1493, the Puerto Rican parrot lived in all major habitats of Puerto Rico […]

Global warming is killing the coqui

Global warming is killing the coqui

(San Juan, Puerto Rico)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Back in the Puerto Rican rain forest for the first time in five years, biologist Rafael Joglar sensed something was wrong. He wasn’t hearing the frogs whose nocturnal calls he had long recorded in the misty highlands. It was as if a small orchestra had lost […]

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