Day 198

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens: Nikkor AF Zoom 70-300; 270 mm, ISO 800; f/5,3 ; 1/500 s.

I’m back to small birds today; as I didn’t have class today, I went birdwatching and I got this little guy; a pacific parrotlet.

Their natural habitats are mostly the subtropical forests of the Andean mountains, and in subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

They are about 12 or 13 centimeters long, and weigh 30 grams approximately; these birds are supposed to live almost 30 years.

This kind of parrots are very territorial, is not recomended having more than a pair in one cage, they usually don’t get along well with other animals, including other species of parrots.

Celestial parrotlets eat mostly seeds, but they also like fruits and vegetables.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post in the next couple of days, because I’ll be traveling and I’m not really sure if I’ll have the time to post or access to a computer, but I’ll try my best to post; other wise, I’ll be back on tuesday.

Have a great weekend!

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola!

De regreso a las aves pequeñas! Como hoy no tenía clase, fui a buscar pájaros y encontré este, el loro celestial.

Sus habitats naturales son los bosques tropocales o subtropicales de los Andes, y las regiones áridas.

Miden entre 12 y 13 centímetros, pesan aproximadamente 30 gramos y se dice que pueden vivir hasta 30 años.

Son aves muy territoriales, y no es recomendable tener mas de una pareja en una sola jaula, pues nos e llevan bien con otros animales, incluyendo otras especies de loros.

Estos loros se alimentan más que todo de semillas, pero también les gusta comer frutas y vegetales.

No estoy muy seguro si voy a poder postear en los próximos dias, voy a estar de viaje y no se si tenga mucho tiempo libre o acceso al computador, pero haré todo lo posible; de lo contrario, estaré de vuelta el martes.

Feliz fin de semana!

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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20 thoughts on “Day 198

  1. Oh, he’s a cutie. The little hookbills are real parrots. They are not like the softbill parakeets. What I like about them is their attitude. They act as if they are BIG dogs in the bird world. The little critters can bite a chunk out of your hand too. This one is so cute with his pudgy little face and the neat little beak. Have a good trip and lots of fun, Pablo! See you next week! 🙂

  2. Advice, please. Would the 70-300 mm lens be a good all around lens? I take mostly nature shots! No parrotlets around here. Some quail. They’re very group and family oriented, the quail. You never (or hardly) ever see just one. Usually two adults and 6 or more chicks (if that’s what they’re called).

    1. This lens is pretty good, and you can get really sharp images with it; you need to check if it is compatible with your camera, with mine, I can only used it with manual focus because it doesn’t have a built in motor; it’s up to you, sometimes you can miss some oportunities because you need to get the focus right, but once you get used to it, you can handle it easily. It has allowed me to take some really sharp and good shots of birds, that’s specially what I bought it for.

  3. Pablo siempre me sorprendes con algo nuevo, manejas muchos campos… desde la ornitología a la escritura pasando siempre por la fotografía. Im-pre-sio-nan-te! Y si no es mucha indiscreción… donde vas de viaje? Un saludo 😉 -Leo

  4. Excelente toma dla de ese lorito, lo que mas me gusta es ese bokeh del fondo, excelente!!!!!

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