Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Olive-throated Parakeet

Besides Eurasian Collared-Dove, another species now seemingly much more common here in the coastal plain of central Veracruz than in previous years, is Olive-throated (Aztec) Parakeet. Noisy flocks of up to 20 individuals can be seen throughout the area. I'm pretty sure I saw them here in 2008 and 2009 also, but not regularly.

These past few days I saw them in La Mancha, in the fields around Chichicaxtle, and even in the town of Cardel.

 This Olive-sided Flycatcher, normally associated with middle and higher elevation pine-oak and evergreen forests, was a noteworthy find in the coastal dunes of La Mancha Saturday.

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