This was my one and only encounter of this species of parrot. This is just one of two individuals that found time to sit in this Brazil nut tree.

This is typical of the encounters from a canopy tower, and although I encountered many bird species from the western canopy tower of Cristalino Jungle Lodge, most were of this kind – so far away that you barely see it – even with a powerful lens.

I chose to publish it nonetheless, firstly because it’s my only encounter of the species, and secondly because it’s a threatened species.

It sounds like this:


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