Trying to spot Painted Parakeets in a blink of an eye is literally impossible.
Painted Parakeets (Pyrrhura picta) are in general quite small (22 cm). Add to their size also their green cover and sitting quietly between the foliage makes it even more difficult to spot them immediately.
A couple of weeks ago I heard a group of Painted Parakeets right across the airstrip. They were busy eating their lunch. Since I was exposed in the open area of the airstrip I had to be cautious not to scare them away. Slowly but surely I took small steps in the direction of where I heard them foraging.
As seen in the pictures above it is not easy to spot them immediately.
But as patience is a virtue I managed to take some nice shots of this small family.
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