Monday, August 27, 2007

Not easy seeing green...


The rose-ringed parakeet (halsbandparkiet in dutch) is an "accidental" species ... they live wild in Africa but the feral birds that live here escaped from captivity. As you can see, they can be very difficult to spot when they are sitting in trees, but their screechy "keeek keeek" is unmistakable. This bird was happily eating away in the palace park in The Hague.

3 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It is nice to learn that those who did escape can and have made it on their own. That would be a difficult feat for any bird to pull off and I guess this one or these have done so.

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Ann (MobayDP) said...

You have very sharp eyes!

Keropok Man said...

The parrots just blends with the environment!

For a while, I thought it is like those geckos that will change its body colour to the environment. hehe...