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Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)-3141.jpg

Monk Parakeet (Munkeparakitt / Myiopsitta monachus) from Morro Jable (Fuerteventura, Spain).

 

These South-American birds are one of few species of exotic birds that have succeeded to breed(?) regularly on Fuerteventura. They have found the palm trees from a closed down Zoo in the centre of town perfect for their needs even though hundreds if not thousands of people pass directly under some of these trees daily (like the one on the photo).

 

Canon 60D, Sigma 150-500mm.

 

The photo is part of a Monk Parakeet set.

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Taken on February 10, 2014