Guadeloupe Amazon Amazona violacea


Justification of Red List Category
This species was known from Guadeloupe, but it has been driven Extinct by hunting. The last records date from 1779.

Population justification
No extant population remains.

Distribution and population

Amazona violacea, although not known from any specimens, was described in detail from Guadeloupe (to France) by, amongst others, Du Tertre in 1654 and 1667, Labat in 1742, and Brisson in 1760. It was named by Gmelin in 1789. In 1779 it was noted by Buffon to be very rare (Clark 1905e), and presumably became extinct soon after.


Nothing is known, but it is likely to have been a forest species.


It was heavily hunted, and this presumably caused its extinction.


Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Amazona violacea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2021.