Monday, 13 June 2016
St Lucia Parrot
The SAINT LUCIA PARROT in the mid 1970's faced extinction due to a combination of hunting, habitat destruction and the illegal bird trade. Now due to various wildlife legislations their population stands at about 1500. They are birds of the forest canopy and despite their vivid colours are difficult to see, let alone photograph. They mate for life and nest in the cavities of trees. Two days were spent at about 600m attempting to photograph them!