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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Parrots in Cuenca

Dear Family and Friends,

My friend, Nancy, told me about feral parrots living in Cuenca.  There are about 30 -40 of them.  Sometimes you can see them flying near the Tomebomba river. They are native to the coast of Ecuador.

Yesterday I got a real treat.  Karen Kimbler and I were at our new condo and heard something that sounded like crows.  To our delight, these beautiful parrots were on the terrace wall enjoying themselves.

I looked them up on line.  They are called Red-Masked Parakeets.  Much larger than what we think of parakeets. They like to eat tropical fruit and nuts.

I think I'll put some fruit out in a dish and see if I can entice them to come visit more often.

Hope your day is going great.



  1. Absolutely wonderful! I envy you the experience! One time when we were walking in our neighbourhood near the Coliseum, a flock of parrots flew over our head. They were quite noisy. That was quite some time ago and we haven't seen wild parrots since then.

  2. Wow, they are gorgeous! Great capture, Nancy!


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