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Thursday, 19 March, 2015……There are now two kinds of Cayman Parrots in residence at the Cayman Turtle Centre Caribbean Free Flight Aviary.
Joining the existing Grand Cayman Parrots are a Cayman Brac Parrot and another Grand Cayman Parrot from East End (which is on the opposite side of the island from West Bay - where Cayman Turtle Centre is located.)
The two birds were rescued by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) and brought to CTF for rehabilitation.
The Cayman Brac Parrot will stay with CTF until it can fly and when the DoE clears it for return to the wild in our Sister Island of Cayman Brac.
When placed side by side, there are marked differences between the two types of Cayman Parrots. The "Bracker" Parrot has more white on the forehead, no red between the bottom beak and the red blotch on the throat and has black behind the eyes.
While the two rescued birds are with CTF, they will be displayed in the Aviary as the Two Cayman National Birds.
The Cayman Brac Parrot is named Mango and the Grand Cayman Parrot is named East.
Come visit and see if you can spot the differences between them!