Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

I spotted this Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris cherry) feeding on the fruits of this large kapok tree. There was a flock of them chatting and squawking quite loudly at the Botanical Garden of Santa Cruz. The 400 hectare forested property supports a couple different types of parrots.

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is found in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil. They are mostly green and you can see a small stripe of yellow on the edge of their wings. I hope to return to get a better photo of the parakeet. It is so nice to see them in the wild compared to captivity. They really are fast flyers with a large territory so it must be awful to have their wings clipped and live in a cage.

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