Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Red-lored Parrot, Slaughter Park Laredo 2-7-2016

As an eBird reviewer, I flag exotic species that aren't widely established so they aren't visible on eBird outputs.  As a birder, I sometime regret this.  Here's an example, a lovely Red-lored Parrot that we first identified in flight as a Red-crowned Parrot, but a closer look revealed the yellow cheek and the blue crown.  This bird was in Laredo at Slaughter Park, and others had more Red-lored and even some Yellow-headed Parrots at this very birdy site.  Thanks to Teresa K for the photo!