• Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:17
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:25
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:16
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:17
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:25
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 12:17
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s

The parrot licks are not necessarily visited by the same species throughout the year, and on this lick (Saladero de Pericos) the Orange-cheeked Parrot will be visiting during the months of October/November to March/April.


This parrot is perhaps the easiest to recognise, as there are no other with orange cheeks.


Despite the bright orange spots, it’s not easy to see it if it’s perched silently among the leaves. Silence is not a lasting option, as parrots love to vocalize, so with some patience you will triangulate its position.