The Na­tional Bird

The Star (St. Lucia) - - NATIONAL DAY -

The St. Lu­cian par­rot, or Ama­zona ver­si­colour is again hon­oured as the na­tional bird. Fondly re­ferred to as Jac­quot, this de­light­ful bird stands 16 to 18 inches in height and is pri­mar­ily green with head feath­ers vi­o­let merg­ing into ma­roon. The un­der-wings demon­strate a con­trast­ing yel­low, red and indigo blue. The neck is bril­liant or­ange-red. It is an as­ton­ish­ingly beau­ti­ful bird that was brought back from the Jersey zoo.

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