Scarlet-shouldered (Parrotlet Touit huetii)

This clay lick (Saladero de Pericos) is located around 800 metres from the creek and is visited later in the day than many of the others. After 10 in the morning they might come. Might – is the word, because for reasons unknown they might stay in the trees, as they did for a long time this day.

Here the lick is dominated by the cobalt-winged parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera), but if you look very carefully you will notice a similarly sized beauty, the scarlet-shouldered parrotlet (Touit huetii). I flight you’ll notice the red plumage on their wings. When perched or on the ground you can identify it by its dark patch on its forehead.

In the first two images you can see a large orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) surrounded by three scarlet-shouldered parrotlets.

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

Here you see one in flight to the far right. Its red wing plumage clearly visible.
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

In the following images you see one in flight to the far left where its red wing plumage are clearly visible.
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)

It sounds like this:


Napo River Clay lick
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Last updated on 30 June 2024