Las Brisas is a private nature reserve located on the lower slopes of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica. Our primary goal is conservation and scientific inquiry.
How many Parakeets?
August 16, 2014
Parrots and parakeets are well known for being extremely noisy and obvious when they are flying in large flocks. When these birds land in a tree though, it is a whole different story. While perched and feeding, parakeets go silent, and their green plumage blends right in with the background of green leaves. At Las Brisas, Olive-throated Parakeets (Aratinga nana) are common visitors during August and September when they move up hill from the lowlands to feed on fruiting trees and bushes along-side our trails.
How many Olive-throated Parakeets parakeets do you see in this photo? If you said eight, you are totally right; if you counted fewer, keep looking!