Saturday, September 6, 2008

Double-Eyed Fig-Parrot

We were delighted yesterday to find a pair of Double-Eyed Fig-Parrots nesting in a hole in a fruit-tree just outside the office. The nest is about 6 metres up the tree and they have dug a hole (looks as if it's their third attempt!) in one of the decaying branches.
The female is sitting on the eggs and is visited from time to time by the male (below). They are such beautiful little birds - only about 15cm - and often very hard to spot as they blend in so well to the foliage.

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