Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Olive-throated Parakeet

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week I am sharing my Olive-throated Parakeet seen near the Sittee River in Hopkins, Belize.



The Olive-throated Parakeet a lifer for me, is also known as a Conure or Parrot. They have a pale bill and a green head, back and tail. They have a olive throat and a bold white eyering..


They can be found in Mexico, Caribbean and in Central America. I found this bird during a birding trip from our Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins.. I hope you enjoyed my post and the Olive-throated Parakeet. Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

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58 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Parakeet, cheers Eileen.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh my goodness, Eillen...look at that eye!!! They resemble the wild ones I see in Aruba...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, you have so many lifers, Eileen!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo! beijos,ótimo dia!chica

Wandering Wren said...

I love the bright green coloured parakeet, the white eye ring is really interesting...
Have a great birding week!
Wren x

Sue said...

That's an interesting one. I'd sure like to see that in real life. Lucky you!

Lynne said...

I am thrilled when I look into my back yard and see a "first time bird" for me . . . What thrills you must have . . . Traveling like you do and seeing your many "firsts" . . .
Interesting little Parakeet, Parrott Olive Throat . . .

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I've never seen a parakeet in the wild but I've always wanted to :-)

Carole M. said...

great to see the conure out in the wild....

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Pretty Bird

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute!

Breathtaking said...

A Pretty Parakeet,and beautifully photographed.It's not one I see in the wild here.
Take care.

Irma said...

This is a beautiful parakeet.
Well done Eileen.

Ileana said...

Beautiful bird! Have a nice day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!What a beautiful bird!!I have never seen before!!Wonderful pictures!!Have a happy month of July!Hugs!
Dimi...

Linda W. said...

Love your parakeet photos. Now that's a bird most of us don't see everyday!

Karen said...

Such a lovely colour, and he's so cute!

Mary Cromer said...

Eileen what a gorgeous bird this is. I am so happy that you all enjoyed this adventure. I see so much conlicting news reports about this place and yet is holds such beauty~

Jo said...

What an amazing bird, is your lifer, the Olive-throated Parakeet. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Gail Dixon said...

Your trip to Belize was certainly eventful with all these lifers. The conure is a beautiful bird. Congrats!

Ela said...

Wow ! Such a lovely bird and beautiful shots !
Greetings

Willow said...

I hear they are hardy little parrots . Must have been great to get such good photos of them up close.

*Manja* said...

Schön!
Lieben Gruß!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a beauty. i bet it was a gorgeous sight to see. and one that sings too. ( :

George said...

You got a couple of great photos of this beautiful parakeet.

Irene said...

Amazing captures, Eileen. And a beautiful bird. Lucky you to see it live!

Irene

Our photos said...

Beautiful colored bird !

NatureFootstep said...

lol, quite "eyecatching" little parrot

Brian King said...

That's a beauty! Love the eye ring!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Now, this one is a new one for me...never heard of, or seen one before today.

Great photos Eileen.

Carver said...

Beautiful bird and photographed so well.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

What a cutie! Love the colors. I haven't seen one of those before.

The happy wanderer. said...

There seem to be so many beautiful parrots that I haven't see, so thanks for sharing this one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bold white eye ring he definitely does have! What a beauty. That was such a wonderful trip for you guys and thank you for sharing it with us.

Thank you too for your spelling correction on my Common Murres. I appreciate your help.

Debbie said...

oh Eileen, you find the neatnest birds, beautiful captures!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

He does look more like a parrot than a parakeet!! You must have really enjoyed your trip with so many different varieties that you don't have at home!!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful fellow he is!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful bird, lovely photos

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Eileen. greats find and marvellous shot. congrats on Lifer. love the white eye ring.

Noushka said...

Oh Eileen,
how nice to see this parakeet, another one we used to breed in our aviaries! Not as colorful as others but they make great pets!
Thanks for sharing this! :)
Fantastic that you look at dragonflies differently now, I would love to see some of those you've got in your area!...
Keep well!

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely shots of this pretty little parakeet Eileen. He looks like he is enjoying himself on that branch. Have a great day :)

Judith Gray said...

It is always so exciting to see something new and a bonus to capture it in a photo as good as this one. well done.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is so worth it going to another part of the world. Lovely bird!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh he's a pretty boy-looks like he was just sitting there waiting for someone to come take his picture!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
a wonderful bird and a soft and gentle green. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Rambling Woods said...

It is so nice to see these birds in their native habitat as opposed to a cage. Cute bird.. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes.. Eileen...

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a gorgeous bird. How awesome to get to see it in the wild.

Happyone said...

He's an interesting and beautiful guy.

Marie said...

He has lovely coloring!

Mama Zen said...

So pretty!

Saun said...

Cool shot it almost looks like a painting

magiceye said...

A wide eyed beauty!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wow, these are stunning photos! I would love to get to Belize!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. It looks a bit smaller and more compact than lots of other parrots I see on blogs (none in the UK). Very attractive though, and you took some nice photos there.

Dew said...

so wonderful eileen. Never been to the States. It's a wonderful place with 4 seasons.
So nice n wonderful. Welcome to this hot tropical rainforest Msia.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful coloring on the bird!

Cloudia said...

nice meeting this new bird in your nice shots

Helma said...

Ohhhh .... how beautiful this green parakeet. Really, when you are so much more beautiful and colorful birds that I'm constantly amazed that there are so many in the world!

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