THE NA­TIONAL BIRD

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

The Saint Lu­cian Par­rot, or Ama­zona Ver­si­color is hon­oured as the na­tional bird. Fondly re­ferred to as Jac­quot, this de­light­ful bird stands 16-18 inches in height and is pri­mar­ily green with head feath­ers of blue/vi­o­let merg­ing into ma­roon. The un­der-wings de­mon­strate a con­trast­ing yel­low, red and in­digo blue. The neck fea­tures bril­liant orange-red.

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