Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

The dusky-headed parakeet (Aratinga weddellii) totally outnumbered the other parakeets and parrots at this lick, and this day. Only one other species is seen here – the larger Yellow-crowned Amazon.

In this amazingly diverse area of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Yasuni National Park) there are many clay licks and apparently no clay lick is the same to the birds looking for one. This particular lick reliably has 3 species visiting, others might have less or more species, while others are inundated by hundreds of just one species.

The third species is the Blue-headed Parrot, but they stayed in the trees when I was there. Just 2 birds landed on a smaller clay lick near by.

The largest ones are the yellow-crowned amazon (Amazona ochrocephala).
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

Of the 4 largest three are are the yellow-crowned amazon (Amazona ochrocephala), and the largest one is the (mealy parrot (Amazona farinosa).
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

The largest ones are the yellow-crowned amazon (Amazona ochrocephala).
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

The largest ones are the yellow-crowned amazon (Amazona ochrocephala).
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

It sounds like this:

Napo River Clay lick
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Last updated on 30 June 2024