Costa Rica is home to 16 of the world’s 330 species of parrots and I was able to photograph a couple of them. This one is the Brown-hooded Parrot. They would come in raucous groups of 6 to 15 and then they would almost as quickly leave. The groups that I saw were a mix of mature and juvenile birds and on this trip the vast majority were juvenile birds. You can tell the younger birds by the pale brown heads.

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In case you were curious:

  • The collective nouns for parrots are company, pandemonium, prattle and flock.
  • 8.3 in (21 cm) long and weighs 5.8 oz (165 g)
  • eggs are laid in an unlined nest, usually a natural cavity in a tree