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27 March 2012

Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) — sorry, Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus), having lunch

The other day I bumped into this lovely feral Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) — I stand corrected: it's actually Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus), perched on the branch of a jacaranda tree, nibbling at the morsel of bread it had previously swiped from local pigeons.
Monk Parakeet, aka the Quaker Parrot (Myiopsitta monachus) is a species of parrot (genus Myiopsitta). It's native to the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe.

Examining the loot.

Green parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) eating a piece of bread
Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora)
Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus) 
looking at the morsel. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

'Looks like good stuff, I can have lunch now.'

Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) about to take a bite at the piece of bread
Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora)
Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus),  
about to take a bite at the piece of bread (by-nc-nd)

Yummy!

Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) nibbling at a piece of bread
Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora)
Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus), 
eating bread. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Time to take a break and clean the beak.

Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) resting after lunch
Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora)
Monk Parakeet / Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus), resting after lunch. (by-nc-nd)

5 comments:

  1. What a masterful job you did with this post. I loved it!

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    1. Thanks. Actually, it's the parakeet who should be given credit for it to a large extent.;)

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  2. It is a Quaker parekeet not a Green Parekeet :)

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  3. It is a Quaker parekeet not a Green Parekeet :)

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    1. Looks like you're right: it is indeed a Quaker parakeet. Thanks for the correction.

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