When someone invades your personal space.
I have seen Blue-headed Parrots countless of times in the jungle of Kabalebo. Most of the time when in flight 'cause when they are resting and eating it takes some time to find them. Camouflage colors and also being quiet during their break is a good strategy to go unnoticed. Blue-headed Parrots are social birds; they travel as a group long distances looking for some food. Whenever they find a food source they will all eat quietly. But even though they are social animals, Blue-headed Parrots also have a personal space.
When I spotted a group in an Inga tree eating the fruit I also noticed this behavior. I took a series of photos of this little quarrel. Enjoy!
Whenever Blue-headed Parrots are eating, they like to do that peacefully and quietly alone.
But here you see that one did not grab this unwritten rule. The first one (above) was not happy with his arrival.
They had a little argument and even used 'hand' gestures to make their point.
As you can see none of them wanted to give in and they both tried to proof their right.
This little argument lasted for a couple of minutes and even though it was a heated debate, I was the one that enjoyed this 'show' very much. I mean: just look at their vivid colors.
In the end the intruder decided to let it go and left the scenery leaving behind one angry looking parrot.
So even if you live and travel as a group, from time to time you also need some personal space from the rest of the family.
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