Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Its a Green Thing!

While visiting Parrot Mountain (hopefully you won't get tired of hearing that...), I spotted these pretty little birds up in the tree.  They were not in the Secret Garden, and weren't contained in any way.  I am SO bad at bird identification, so again, any help will be appreciated.  My best guess, based on the Smithsonian Handbook of Birds of North America, is that this is a Green Parakeet. They were just too pretty not to share!
Since I don't know for certain, I will not attempt to provide you with any scientific information on the bird (which I would have to borrow anyway).

Linking to The Bird D'pot and Wild Bird Wednesday.

21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Linda, I love the Parakeet. The are so colorful and pretty. Great shot!

Dianna said...

I don't know what bird it is, but that's a beautiful picture!

Stewart M said...

Its a nice bird whatever its name is!

We can get hung up on naming things - the name are just an invention - its the bird itself thats the real thing!

thanks for the linking on WBW

Stewart M

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Sweet little bird Linda! Looks like he spotted you snapping his picture :)

Danielle said...

Love the coloring. I hope you have many more photos to share from Parrot Mountain ;)

joo said...

It's beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

no idea! couldn't find a match in the crossley i.d. guide with such an orange bill!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Whatever it is, it's a very pretty bird!

Carletta said...

He's a cute little guy!
Parrot Mountain is definitely on my 'to go to' list. :)

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Adam Jones said...

Cracking bird that Mountain Parrot.

mick said...

Great photo of the Green Parrot against the green leaves.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Beautiful! It's a Pretty bird. :)

Red said...

Good photo for somebody who doesn't know birds. Can't help with identification because we don't have them here.

Neil said...

Beautiful parrot what ever it is called.

Mary said...

Beautiful..love the hill of green.

Brian King said...

That's a beautiful parrot! Nice rich colors!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely a little parakeet Linda, he's a colourful little beauty..and no, how could anyone get tired of hearing anything to do with somewhere called 'Parrot Mountain'..not I for sure!!

Anni said...

...still, I'm once again trying to catch up on all those who have paid me a visit. I lost a whole lot of time while away on blogging hiatus.

I LOVE this photo Linda. And thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Tis a lovely bird and I adore your header image~

Beth said...

such a pretty bird. love the shot. (: