Mystery bird: White-necked parakeet, Pyrrhura albipectus #birds #MysteryBirds

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

This gorgeous Ecuadorian mystery bird was thought to be an endemic until a tiny population was discovered in nearby Peru White-necked parakeet, Pyrrhura albipectus, also known as the white-breasted parakeet or the white-necked conure, photographed at Podocarpus National Park, Rio Bombuscaro Sector, Zamora-Chinchipe province, Ecuador (South America). Image: Nick Athanas/Tropical Birding (with permission) [velociraptorize]. Question: Today's mystery bird comes to us through another mystery bird contributor, Paul Handford, who pointed out professional photographer Nick Anathas's online collection of stunning tropical bird images. Normally, I expect that professional photographers will not provide permission to use their photographs as mystery birds for obvious reasons, but Nick's photographs are so wonderful and he covers so many parts of the world that I care deeply about that I wrote to him anyway. Nick replied quickly and generously provided blanket permission to me to share any of his images with you! Since I don't...

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