By Cherie Pittillo

Red-lored Parrot Pair Preening

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
MX
Town
Merida, Yucatan
Brief Directions

Merida, Yucatan in a parking lot between streets 66 and 68 off of street # 53.

Notes

I have photographed the drama of these parrots, pygmy owls, keel-billed toucan, golden-fronted woodpeckers, and great kiskadees all compete over nesting in this one palm tree!

Description

This parrot pair had also been excavating the same woodpecker hole in a palm tree that the white-fronted parrots used. The white-fronted parrots won. But preening helps to maintain the pair's social bond while also keeping the feather's in good condition. It seems a difficult task to perch and preen on a skinny limb at the same time.

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Date Added
May 7, 2012
Date Taken
July 5, 2012

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