Parrots on the Big Island (Hawai'i)

PERTH, Australia

From the ocean we were taken into a small bay on the west coast of the Big Island, just north of Kealakekua Bay. There were cliffs surrounding the bay and we saw a group of maybe 20 parrots, who were very much at home in the hollows in the cliff face. No-one got any shots of them, but they didn't appear to be the two species of parrot shown in my bird book, but the description of the Red-crowned Amazons seems possible, except I don't recall seeing any red heads. They had long bodies and tails and were predominantly a mid-greenish colour. They kind of looked like a small species of Macaw.

Mrs Ed might be able to add to the description of what we saw.

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Well, I guess I sort of got a picture. It was with my iphone. ha. I think that I also saw some Yellow on the wings as they were flying. And they had some flocking behavior.


You know, after some googling, I think it might be the Patagonian Conure. They are supposed to be on the island and are cliff dwellers. ????

This message was edited Mar 14, 2013 8:12 PM

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North Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

They are Patagonian Conures...escaped birds

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PERTH, Australia

That's them alright. Did you take that shot, Kim?

North Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

Yes, I did. Not very good but...

You will get the picture whenever I get finished with pix. I have finished the ones from my camera and phone. I need to go through Geoff's camera and his phone.

PERTH, Australia

Good shot, especially considering the distance.

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