The parrot family, from the giant macaws to the tiny parrotlets, is one the joys of birding tropical America.
Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata) |
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia
The Santa Marta Sierra Nevada is a isolated mountain range rising to 5000 meters above sea level. Many species of birds and animals, called endemic species, are found only there.
Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) |
The endangered Yellow-eared Parrot is now found only in Colombia, and relies on the endangered wax palm tree for food and nesting. This pair is mating on a dead wax palm.
Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) |
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia
Looking for salt and minerals at a rock outcrop.
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) |
Selva Park Hotel, Cacoal, Brazil
Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica) |
Parque Biotematica Megua, Baranoa, Colombia
Amazons are a family of large stocky green parrots. Amazon parrots travel in large groups, and are found throughout tropical America.