Just when you think that the fruit is falling when ripe, look up and think again.
Near the lodge we have some fruit trees to treat the guests with some extra vitamins. Sometimes when they bare a lot of fruit, it is impossible to collect them all at once. So from time to time some will fall when ripe. One of our mango trees, for example, had so much mango that when they fell, you had to watch out before one will hit your head.
A couple of days ago I also noticed that some were deliberately cut from the tree. And the culprits were .... a group of Blue-headed Parrots.
Blue-headed Parrots are medium size parrots, one that can easily blend in with the foliage. When foraging for food they are also very quiet and move quite slow between the leaves. This behavior made me first think that the mango's were falling by themselves. But as seen in the pictures you can clearly see that the Blue-headed Parrots are the guilty ones in this story.
Their plumage is as equally green as the leaves, which made it in the beginning quite hard to spot them immediately. Only their blue head revealed them from their hiding spots.
It was a small group of Blue-headed Parrots but the majority of the group were hiding inside the tree. Some were barely even visible. A skill that makes sure these parrots can still go for quite some time in the wild.
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