Grupo de Pericos catarina
Hanging out in pairs top of Eucalyptus tree. Calling and preening, then flew off.
Two kea flew in and landed 20 feet away from us on fresh skid cutover on skid No 206 compartment 128 Golden Downs Forest . After observing them at close quarters one took off only to be chased by two Falcons that are in same general location probably planning on nesting in the logged area. Second kea returned 5 mins later and both then took interest in my work vehicle by trying to destroy my foam kayak cradles and touque cover. So had to move my vehicle to a hidden location well away from them for rest of day.
Two Red-crowned Parrots seen flying over trail.
Parrots, also known as psittacines /ˈsɪtəsaɪnz/, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ('true' parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos) and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America...