Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Pacific Parrotlet

As we were driving to Churute Mangroves southeast of Guayaquil, Ecuador, we stopped at a house to get a guide for our canoe trip through the mangroves. While we waited in the car a different guide pointed to a pole and nearby wires and said "parakeets." I got out of the car to take some photos and was converged upon by neighborhood children eager to look at the camera. 

It is a small parrot, sometimes called a pocket parrot, found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It is light green overall with a bright green mask and pinkish beak and feet. Males have blue streaks (or eye shadow) behind the eyes and blue rumps. They are found in the pet trade.  

1 comment:

  1. My photo of you with the kids looking at your camera screen is one of my favorite photos I took on our trip.