Dominica’s Sisserou Parrot creates world history

The Sisserou parrot.

(DNO) For the first time in world history, Dominica’s Sisserou Parrot – which has been in captivity – has produced offspring.

Forestry and wildlife officials are elated after several years of failed attempts.

Assistance Forest Officer Steve Durand said such an occurrence is rare in the world today.

“We should be proud because the Sisserou is for the first time in Dominica and the world that an imperial parrot has given birth. I am really expected and amidst all of the negativity; this is a moment for us to be happy,” he said.

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  1. January 11, 2012

    Sup. I undoubtedly want to firmly leave a nice swift note and also let you learn that I’ve been following your personal blog for quite some time. Keep up the very super efforts and I am going to be checking again yet again soon.

  2. Anonymous
    May 29, 2010

    Well that parrot better them some ppl it took a private jet to miami for treatment today.Still waiting for government officials to come out and say whats happening, to the bird.

  3. Dominican Abroad
    May 28, 2010

    My goodness.. so much negativity! Does everything always have to boil down to politics or unnecessary criticism????

    Dombrain….why are you hating???

  4. dombraindomcans
    May 28, 2010

    personally the parrot need 2 b removed from de flag caus them, dominicans a chat 2 much like de bird. when 4 them 2 talk them mouth shut. them all in ur business. them know what ur banks stament say, who u sleep with, what night u have sex, some1 need to put a hole thru them mouth

  5. Miguel Labadie Granny on DNO
    May 27, 2010

    So Skerrit have a new litte God bird. Paweh Skerro lol………….

    • Irie
      May 27, 2010

      Miguel a source close to de Sisserou couple tell me since de mother from Monkey Hill, Marigot she want Edison to stand for de them likkle ones, but de father from Enbas, Vieille Case he say ‘pas la’ is Skerrit he want….so a bit of confusion, taking place about de Godfather position….however since both parents say they want them likkle parrot to learn to talk, de godmother position done settle…. de speaker of de house……..

    May 26, 2010


  7. May 25, 2010

    Sisserou, go multiply and replenish the land of Dominica.!

    Looking foward to see many of the birds flying all over the place.

  8. Dominican in T.O.
    May 25, 2010

    Good stuff…

  9. May 25, 2010

    well that is indeed a historic moment in dominica and the world when a parrot gives birth , these guys are so caught up in the moment that they say the first thing that comes to mind. hahahahahahahahah anyway congratulations on your achievements.

  10. de caribbean change
    May 25, 2010

    Was that an immaculate conception?

  11. Save the Sisserou
    May 25, 2010

    Forestry and Wildlife Division and all Dominicans should be elated that the Sisserou parrot has produced an offspring after so many years. Forestry and Wildlife officials past and present have been doing an excellent job in trying to protect and preserve our natural resources, our environment.

    Similarly, those officials who have been doing all those good works and presently engaged at the Forestry and Wildlife Division over the years must be concerned of Minister Matthew Walter’s decision regarding the importation of ten Macau birds from Guyana without first obtaining the necessary license from the Environment Coordinating Unit. Although the Forestry Division advised otherwise, One person, the Minister of Agriculture, disregarded the laws, disrespected the Forestry Officials and allowed the Aviary to bring into Dominica those Macau birds.

    Dr. Colmore Christian will be ridiculed, will be the villain. Some will say he is against GOVT. for indicating that the action of the Minister in question is irresponsible and illegal. What Walter did would have serious implications. What was the role of the PS? Were the Forestry and Ministry of Agriculture officials aware of the Minister’s decision before? If they were aware, did they advise the Minister against such madness? If, therefore, they knew and allowed that individual Walter to blatantly disregard the laws, bypassing the ECU and good advice, they are all part of the plot. However, if they expressed concern, but the Minister dismissed those officials’ advice, should the Minister’s wrong action be allowed to prevail? If the illegal importation went on and the birds are in Dominica in the possession of the Aviary, shouldn’t those Forestry Officials and the ECU advocate, sensitize through all media outlets, radio, TV, newspapers and assure the Dominican people that they would do everything in their power to reverse that illegal move and pound those birds?

    People like Arlington James and others of the Forestry and Wildlife Division, who have worked hard, your credibility is at stake. Dominica is waiting on you all to do the right thing. Will you be fired by the Minister for doing the right thing to preserve our Heritage, to protect our Sisserou? Remember all those years of committed work in that Division. Will you all let down the Dominican people by remaining silent or to shut your eye to that despicable act? Minister Walter owe the people an explanation. But as is becoming the norm in my land, those in high office who have done illegal things before owe no explanation to the people. They keep on doing what they are doing , even though their actions are wrong, no remedy, no redress, no answers to questions asked. In that case also, it is not your damn business whether I give the Aviary org. the go ahead without the necessary license. Who are those Forestry Officials asking questions? You must be out of place to question Matthew Walter. I am the Minister, you forget.. That is how Dominica come?

    The population must demand, the Ministry of Agriculture must demand, the Forestry and Wildlife Division must demand an explanation from Matthew Walter and force him to reverse that foolish decision. If not, you all will continue to set an extremely bad precedent and people will lose respect for the PS, other officials in Ministry of Agriculture, officials of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife as well as the Environment Coordinating Unit. Ministry of Tourism should also let their voices be heard on that matter. Matthew Walter indicated that it is his last term as Parl Rep. and Minister. To You officials, Dominica will still be with us and you may still be with the Forestry Division, even though Walter departs, with the mandate to preserve and protect our environment SOS FOR DOMINICA. Please do what is right for the people. FORESTRY, WE ARE WAITING ON YOUR GOODNESS AND LOVE FOR THE NATURE ISLE TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE.

  12. texas
    May 25, 2010

    Clearly, coming to this momentous historical occasion is worth much of the celebration that has been desired for so long, the overall benefit is to imprint that narration within the literature for our children, to show the value of the aspects of nature around us within the contents of the reproductive cycle of life. Maybe this should show in many ways the true value that is blended when life is reproduced, which is the norm. We can also converge on other theories and lifestyles that oppose such true behavior. Question? Isn’t it beautiful that you were born?

  13. born and breed
    May 25, 2010

    dat really show signs of a very much brand new begining. i hope dat after all these years of study and test that we have the knowledge to move on forward wuth this natural mystic. i just want to knw where do we go from here… cause when one thing has been accomplished it bring forth for new goals to be set and accomplished. what the next move.

  14. Mel
    May 25, 2010

    This is fantastic i am so elated!

  15. Life
    May 25, 2010

    EH BEH, Sisserou YOU HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. ah
    May 25, 2010

    give birth or hatched

    • child
      May 25, 2010

      i was thinking the same thing

      • Efrem Ravariere
        May 28, 2010

        yeah me too

  17. just some info
    May 25, 2010

    So what the biologist said is not true then? They said that the Sisserou has only one partner for life and if that partner dies the other grieves until death. They dont mate with another; that was why it was said that those in the gardens couldnt mate because they were not each other partner. So……what happened there?

    Well I guess those broke the golden rule or nature called? lol.

    Anyway on the other hand i really believe thats great and if that can continue happen it means that we can now have a larger population because they can now breed in captivity.

  18. dchris
    May 25, 2010

    For the first time another imperial parrot is born in the world……..tell me, how did the other parrots came about?, please clarify on that and choose the right words “given Birth”

  19. Clem
    May 25, 2010

    I understand the excitement of the forestry officer. He meant to say ‘hatched’ and not ‘gave birth’. The parrots are fighters; they changed their diet and now they are seating and hatching in captivity. They have a future. This is great stuff to bring into the classroom

  20. local
    May 25, 2010

    awwww..our girl gave us kids. congrats!!

  21. Missy
    May 25, 2010

    I dont understand? Given birth like a human? Is it thier eggs finally hatch? How many birds are there now? How old are the birds? So for all those years there are still just a few birds? Are there birds still in the wild?
    Kudos Mr and Mrs Sisserou

  22. Loubiere
    May 24, 2010

    Congrats guys!! This is wonderful news indeed!!!

  23. tweet
    May 24, 2010

    given birth u say? live birth? it sounded like that. please clarify.

  24. Patriotic DOMINICAN
    May 24, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STAFF OF THE FORESTRY DIVISION …….What ever good one is involved in ………NEVER GIVE UP………. and what a bad/wrong time to bring in those exotic birds against the advise of the FORESTRY DIVISION………..

  25. wow
    May 23, 2010

    That’s great news very happy to hear

  26. Anonymous
    May 23, 2010

    lol…wow that is just great…i hope they make alot more!!!

  27. LawieBawie
    May 23, 2010

    This is awesome guys. I am aware of the difficulties and frustration of the hundreds of thousands of failed attempts at this throughout the world. I love it when we lead rather than follow. Great job and keep up the good work even though the rewards sometimes seem to be few and far between, because then, the taste of success is even sweeter when something like this happens.

  28. Anonymous
    May 23, 2010


  29. d/ca to the bone
    May 23, 2010

    we should all cherish this moment, because its our very own

  30. congrats
    May 23, 2010

    that is very good I feel good as a Dominican

  31. MACer
    May 23, 2010

    Congratulations Sisserou! Boy or Girl?

    • mary george
      May 27, 2010

      congratulations, great news for Dominica and all Dominicans, but are we living in the future already, last I checked birds don’t feed their young on milk, gave birth, come on people; we are a better English speaking people than that!

  32. Irie
    May 23, 2010

    I myself glad to hear that, I used to watch them and wonder when they would make little, I even thought is perform de pardner couldn’t perform. But I agree with them birds, whilst dominicans making war about salisbury and marigot, them birds making sweet love in de gardens, respect, more little sisserou.

    • MOT
      May 25, 2010

      LOL….yes fadda…trust all you man to break it down into male performance issues…LOL…but it’s all good.

      • Anonymous
        May 25, 2010


      • Irie
        May 25, 2010

        LOL, MOT, nuff time you hear a pardner trying a ting and de female not breeding, is because is blanks he firing. But right now we know for sure that is two healthy warm-blooded Sisserou……I want to know how many eggs de Mrs. lay…..if is like half a dozen plus then I can say dat male Sisserou is a dan-dada. LOL…… But with all my kicks, I taking there, I am a nature lover eh, and I want dominicans to respect our endangered animals.

      May 26, 2010

      ahhaha irie you make my night wii with that comment lol lol lol

      • Irie
        May 27, 2010

        Labour……what you saying leh we give Mr. Sisserou a red shirt and a Kubuli, he doing big tings, taking dominica to de next level, LOL!

          May 27, 2010

          thats not a problem a red bottle to, a whistle, a poster, a bumper sticker!!! tout bagai!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. van
    May 23, 2010

    Reading this has given me a warm feeling all over. In a world surrounded by so much negativity it is truly refreshing news. Dominica and Dominican be proud

  34. Stronger
    May 23, 2010


  35. Homeboy
    May 23, 2010

    Great news for the bird

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