India! Plum-headed Parakeet

Plum-headed Parakeet: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — There are only two parrot species regularly seen in Rajasthan…or rather maybe I should say “there are” two parrot species that can be seen in Rajasthan. The Rose-ringed Parakeet is super common and super abundant…but I had to look at a lot of Rose-ringed before I saw my first Plum-headed! And the two of them, both females, turned out to be the only Plum-headed Parakeets we saw on the whole trip. These two were very far away…in the top of a very tall tree, and a good ways down the road the way we had already come. This is a deep crop…the bird is tiny in the full frame. Still, it is one of only three photos I managed of Plum-headed Parakeet. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f5 @ 1/1000th. +1EV

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