Sunday, January 28, 2018

Orange-chinned Parakeet

Orange-chinned Parakeets are common from southern Mexico into northern South America. They form flocks and are easy to see. They either excavate their own nest holes or use cavities abandoned by other birds, such as woodpeckers. We found this bird in a flock at the Arenal Observatory Lodge on 10 July 2017. Later during our trip we found a parakeet in a woodpecker hole—see the bottom photo. The nesting bird appeared to be giving finishing touches to its cavity.

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