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These magical birds live in Chile at the bottom end of the Atacama desert. Like many, I normally associate parrots with jungle, but these seem to prefer more arid climes. Recently, I saw a couple of hundred of them flocking over a vineyard near the local embalse; they took off en masse and raucously when a red-backed hawk flew overhead.

(I know where they nest, but it's a secret and I'm not telling. Although they don't make good pets, the ignorant and destructive insist on illegally hunting them.)

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Nice parrot shots! Do you have any greys there??

By Anonymous Jill, at Thursday, 10 November, 2005  

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No, just the burrowers, I think

By Blogger Tim, at Friday, 11 November, 2005  

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