Lora Festiva/Festive Parrot/Amazona festiva — Birds Colombia: 901 especies hoy #UnAvePorDía

Nombre en español: Lora Festiva Nombre en ingles: Festive Parrot Nombre científico: Amazona festiva Familia: Psittacidae Foto: Carlos Martinez/Nick Athanas/Jaime Andres Herrera Canto: Peter Boesman La amazona de lomo rojo (Amazona festiva) es una especie de cotorra ampliamente distribuida por América del Sur. Puebla las selvas de Brasil (donde se le llama papa-cacau), Perú, Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela.​ Esta Amazona habita en zonas inundables como las selvas de Várzea. Generalmente […]

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Great Australian birdlife sight taking place in north west Qld

by Sally Cripps – @sallyQCL

Some of the thousands of budgies flocking together around Richmond, as photographed by Terry Carrington.
 Some of the thousands of budgies flocking together around Richmond, as photographed by Terry Carrington

One of the most spectacular birding sights to be seen in Australia is taking place around Richmond at the moment.

The undulating, chirping group formation of budgerigars on the wing, known as a murmuration, has been caught on camera by Richmond grazier, Terry Carrington.

Terry, who lives at Patroy, 27km south of Richmond in north west Queensland, said he had lived in the area all his life but never witnessed as many budgies in a flock as what he has been seeing over the last week.

“2003 would have been the last time I saw them somewhere near as thick as this,” he said.

Read the full article and watch an amazing video that captures an estimated 20,000 budgies participating in a murmur here.