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Monk Parakeet / Quaker Parrot | by Beth Fishkind
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Monk Parakeet / Quaker Parrot

After cutting a tree branch, this parrot balanced it in its beak before flying off to the nest.

 

Monk Parakeets are "escapees" in the New York area: they're tropical birds that have adapted to the cold weather and live here year-round.

 

May 3, 2015

Levy Preserve

Merrick, Long Island, NY

 

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Taken on May 3, 2015