We packed up our things and said thank you and goodbye to our lovely hosts Jorge and Sheila at Casa Grillo. Like many people in Cuba keeping birds as pets is quite a big thing. Jorge had several including Cuban Bullfinch and a Cuban Parrot or Cuban Amazon. The first is endemic to Cuba and the parrot is nearly so, being found also in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. It is rare and endangered because they are valued highly as pets and despite being protected we have heard that people will cut down the trees in which they are nesting to get the chicks. I don't like seeing rare and declining birds like this in captivity - much better to protect them and their habitat in the wild. Today was a travel day so we set off for Jibacoa on the north coast with Robert our driver.
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