Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Parrots enjoying their Fruit Salad

Parrots enjoying their Fruit Salad
I met these parrots savoring their fruit salad inside the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park of Darjeeling. Parrots are not only known for their intelligence among birds but also their ability to mimic human sound! Rose-ringed Parakeet (mostly commonly seen green feathered parrot with a reddish beak as well as a ring around its neck) is probably the bird of choice for domestication in eastern part of India. Parrots have short curved and strong beaks specially adopted for breaking even the toughest seed. Anyway these parrots under zoo-arrest were lucky to have sliced fruits and vegetables for which they did not require to exert their bills.
Parrots enjoying their Fruit Salad
In most of the Indian Zoos you'll find birds captivated in enclosures with more than one layers of net or simply too dark to photograph. Obviously a bird's cage can not have openings large enough to put your lens inside it. So, all you can do is to keep your lens outside a hole, zoom in, focus on to your bird and expect the fence to get blurred. Most of the time your photo would come with prominent impressions of enclosure net (like you can see the hazy regions in all of these three parrot photos). But then, if good comes so easy would we be able to enjoy the fruit salad?
Parrots enjoying their Fruit Salad

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