Yasuni National Park – Ecuador

Parrots at the clay lick, Yasuni National Park

Parrots at the clay lick, Yasuni National Park

From the MV Manatee we took a motorised canoe downstream to hopefully see the parrots at the clay lick. They need to eat the clay which is rich in sodium to clean out the toxins they have eaten in other food. So it was up at 5:00am to go to the clay lick. When we arrived we could hear the parrots high in the trees. They would slowly descend towards the clay lick to ensure that there are no predators around. We could see the parrots high in the trees but after waiting one hour nothing happened. We went to another clay lick to watch from a hide, once again nothing happened. We were lucky on our way back to the Manatee for breakfast so we stopped at the first clay lick and after half an hour they descended to the clay patch on the cliff.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 70-300mm at 300mm on 13th October 2013

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