Endemic Birds &Endemic Birds & ReptilesReptiles
of St. Luciaof St. Luciaof St. Luciaof St. Lucia
Forestry Department
Endemic BirdsEndemic Birds
Endemic: A specie which is native to or
characteristic of a particular place or
country.
The fo...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia ParrotParrot
((AmazonaAmazona versicolorversicolor))
About 42-46 cm (16.5-
18´´) in length. It ...
The St. Lucia BlackThe St. Lucia Black FinchFinch
((MelanospizaMelanospiza richardsonirichardsoni))
The Black Finch is abo...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia PeweePewee
((ContopusContopus oberioberi))
The adult pewee grows to
about 15 cm in length. It i...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia OrioleOriole
((IcterusIcterus laudabilislaudabilis))
The adult oriole grows to
about 20-22 cm i...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WarblerWarbler
((DendroicaDendroica delicatadelicata))
The warbler is about 12.5
cm in length. ...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WrenWren
(Troglodyte(Troglodyte aedonaedon))
The wren is about 11.5-13
cm. It is found in moist...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia NightjarNightjar
((CaprimulgusCaprimulgus otiosusotiosus))
The nightjar grows to
about 28 cm in...
Semper’sSemper’s WarblerWarbler
((LeucopezaLeucopeza semperisemperi))
Endemic to St. Lucia
critically endangered and
very ...
The St. Lucia WhiteThe St. Lucia White--breastedbreastedThrasherThrasher
(( RamphocinclusRamphocinclus brachyurusbrachyuru...
Endemic ReptilesEndemic Reptiles
The following slides
illustrate endemic reptiles ofillustrate endemic reptiles of
St Luci...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WhiptailWhiptail
((CnemidophorusCnemidophorus vanzoivanzoi))
The Whiptail is also known
as Zand...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia Iguana (Iyanola)Iguana (Iyanola)
((IguanaIguana iguanaiguana))
The St. Lucia Iguana comes
from ...
The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia AnolisAnolis
((AnolisAnolis luciaeluciae))
The St. Lucia Anolis is the
largest of 4 anoles foun...
The St. Lucia BoaThe St. Lucia Boa ConstrictorConstrictor
((Boa constrictorBoa constrictor))
The Boa Constrictor locally
c...
The St. Lucia Racer
(Liophis ornatus)
The St. Lucia Racer or
Couresse Snake is
restricted to Maria
Islands, its last refug...
The St LuciaViper
(Bothrops caribbaeus)
The Fer-de-Lance is locally
called serpent. The head is
broadly triangular, showin...
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  1. 1. Endemic Birds &Endemic Birds & ReptilesReptiles of St. Luciaof St. Luciaof St. Luciaof St. Lucia Forestry Department
  2. 2. Endemic BirdsEndemic Birds Endemic: A specie which is native to or characteristic of a particular place or country. The following slides illustrate the endemic birds of St Lucia. Many of these species are also endangered.
  3. 3. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia ParrotParrot ((AmazonaAmazona versicolorversicolor)) About 42-46 cm (16.5- 18´´) in length. It inhabits the rainforest in the mountains of St. Lucia.mountains of St. Lucia. It feeds in the forest canopy on a wide variety of fruits, seeds and flowers. The parrot nests in cavities in tall trees.
  4. 4. The St. Lucia BlackThe St. Lucia Black FinchFinch ((MelanospizaMelanospiza richardsonirichardsoni)) The Black Finch is about 13- 14 cm in length. It is found in both moist and dry forest areas. It forages in the leafareas. It forages in the leaf litter in dense understory. The finch usually nests in a spherical nest of twigs built in a low shrub or palm about 2 m above ground.
  5. 5. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia PeweePewee ((ContopusContopus oberioberi)) The adult pewee grows to about 15 cm in length. It is quite common and resides mostly in moist forest, butmostly in moist forest, but also found in dry forest areas. It perches low and sallies for insects. The pewee nests in a cup-shaped nest made of leaves and moss placed on a branch.
  6. 6. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia OrioleOriole ((IcterusIcterus laudabilislaudabilis)) The adult oriole grows to about 20-22 cm in length. It is found in woodlands including dry and moist forest. It is uncommon andforest. It is uncommon and perhaps becoming scarcer. It feeds on insects, fruits, flowers and nectar. The oriole builds a nest sewn under a leaf or palm well above the ground.
  7. 7. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WarblerWarbler ((DendroicaDendroica delicatadelicata)) The warbler is about 12.5 cm in length. It is found in all forest types and at all altitudes. It forages foraltitudes. It forages for insects and spiders from leaves and twigs. It lays in a nicely woven, cup-shaped nest built in a tree about 1-5 m above the ground.
  8. 8. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WrenWren (Troglodyte(Troglodyte aedonaedon)) The wren is about 11.5-13 cm. It is found in moist upland forest to dry scrub vegetation.vegetation. It feeds on insects, spiders and fruits. It builds a twig nest in a cavity in a tree well above the ground.
  9. 9. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia NightjarNightjar ((CaprimulgusCaprimulgus otiosusotiosus)) The nightjar grows to about 28 cm in length. It is quite rare residing in thequite rare residing in the dry forest areas of the northeast of St. Lucia. It is nocturnal feeding on insects that it captures in flight.The nightjar nests in a scrape on the ground.
  10. 10. Semper’sSemper’s WarblerWarbler ((LeucopezaLeucopeza semperisemperi)) Endemic to St. Lucia critically endangered and very possibly extinct. Last certain report was in 1961,certain report was in 1961, reported sightings in 1989, 1995 and on Mount Gimie in 2003. It is 5.7inches in length with pale legs and pale feet. A rain forest species.
  11. 11. The St. Lucia WhiteThe St. Lucia White--breastedbreastedThrasherThrasher (( RamphocinclusRamphocinclus brachyurusbrachyurus)) The thrasher is about 20- 21 cm in length. It inhabits dry forest areas particularly near rivers and streams.near rivers and streams. It feeds mostly on invertebrates found in the leaf litter. It lays its eggs in a roughly built nest of twigs in a shrub about 2 m in height.
  12. 12. Endemic ReptilesEndemic Reptiles The following slides illustrate endemic reptiles ofillustrate endemic reptiles of St Lucia. These species are also endangered.
  13. 13. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia WhiptailWhiptail ((CnemidophorusCnemidophorus vanzoivanzoi)) The Whiptail is also known as Zandoli Terre. It was unknown to science before 1958. It is considered one of the world’s rarest lizards. They feed mainly on insects and other ground dwelling invertebrates. Found only on Maria and Praslin Islands. of the world’s rarest lizards. Males grow to about 36 cm and female to about 25 cm.
  14. 14. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia Iguana (Iyanola)Iguana (Iyanola) ((IguanaIguana iguanaiguana)) The St. Lucia Iguana comes from a unique population distinct from other green iguanas. It grows to about 155 cm (6ft) in length, its155 cm (6ft) in length, its tail accounting for two thirds its entire body length. It occurs mainly along the northeast coast of St. Lucia. It is predominantly vegetarian. Females may lay up to 20 eggs in a hole which she digs.
  15. 15. The St. LuciaThe St. Lucia AnolisAnolis ((AnolisAnolis luciaeluciae)) The St. Lucia Anolis is the largest of 4 anoles found in St. Lucia. It is identified from the others by the black and white stripeblack and white stripe running along the sides of the body. It is abundant in lowlands and also in the rainforest. It is an insect feeder, but will also eat ripe fruits.
  16. 16. The St. Lucia BoaThe St. Lucia Boa ConstrictorConstrictor ((Boa constrictorBoa constrictor)) The Boa Constrictor locally called Tete Chien bears a resemblance to that of a dog. It may grow to about 425 cm (14ft) in length.425 cm (14ft) in length. The boa has no poison fangs and kills its prey by suffocation. It bears it young alive and may give birth to about 70 young in one litter. Found in both dry and wet forest.
  17. 17. The St. Lucia Racer (Liophis ornatus) The St. Lucia Racer or Couresse Snake is restricted to Maria Islands, its last refuge inIslands, its last refuge in the world. It belongs to the Colubridae family. It grows to a length of 92 cm (3ft). The racer feeds on lizards and frogs and possibly small birds.
  18. 18. The St LuciaViper (Bothrops caribbaeus) The Fer-de-Lance is locally called serpent. The head is broadly triangular, showing evidence of large poison glands. It ranges from Roseau to Canaries on the west andto Canaries on the west and Marquis to Micoud on the east. It feeds on birds, and small mammals. The serpent may grow up to 245 cm (8ft) in length. It is a live bearer and may give birth to as many as 70 young. Found in both dry and rain forest

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