one descending a trunk head first with splayed legs, remarkable behavior, appeared to be eating something on the tree...

one descending a trunk head first with splayed legs, remarkable behavior, appeared to be eating something on the tree...
Species: Yellow-capped Pygmy-parrot   Micropsitta keiensis
Subspecies: chloroxantha
Author: mkennewell
Date: 
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Added to IBC: 16 Feb 2010 - 08:08
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...(lichen maybe), rather than ants which can be seen on the trunk behind

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mkennewell, IBC1177387. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1177387.

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mkennewell, IBC1177387. Video of Yellow-capped Pygmy-parrot Micropsitta keiensis at Batanta Island, New Guinea. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1177387.

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