11 December 2010

"Parakeets of Gold"...ECUADOR (11 Dec 2010)

The day was spent today in Buenaventura reserve in El Oro (meaning gold) province in southern Ecuador. In the morning we brought a bright ginger Ochraceous Attila screaming into the tree overhead, and watched a group of "horny" El Oro Parakeets extensively copulating in the treetops! A rare endemic to Ecuador. Also seen was a very melodious Song Wren and this strange yellow Green Honeycreeper (top photo). Although the normal Purple Honeycreeper was not bad either (bottom photo).

1 comment:

Lee Dingain said...

What a wierd plumage on that Green Honeycreeper!! Nice photos as usual!