• Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 18 November, 2013 17:40
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 18 November, 2013 17:42
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 18 November, 2013 17:40
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Yet another of many species of parrots you may see on the grounds of Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

This couple is eating off the spikelet, or the stem holding the coconuts! What nutritional value could it possibly hold, except lots of cellulose and fibres?

White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
They were quite persistent, and possibly will continue until the spikelet can no longer hold the weight of the nuts, and they will fall to the ground.

White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
I’ve not seen this behavior before, and don’t know what addition to their diet this has.



  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s