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Nanday Parakeet

Nanday Parakeet
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-29 6:48
Viewed: 2374
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A new bird for TN.
The Nanday Parakeet (Nandayus nenday) also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet or Nanday Conure is a medium small mostly green neotropical parrot. The bird is native to South America from southeast Bolivia to southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the Pantanal.

Caged birds have been released in some areas and the birds have established self-sustaining populations in Los Angeles, California, and several areas of Florida (including St. Petersburg, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County).

The Nanday Parakeet (Nandayus nenday, Vieillot 1823) is a member of the monotypic genus nenday (Bonaparte 1854) one of the approx. 16 genera of neotropical parrots of tribe Arini which includes the conures and macaws. Collar (1997) maintains the classification.

The Nanday Parakeet is 3237 cm in length, weighs 140g, and is mostly green in color. Its most distinguishing characteristic, for which it is named, is its black facial mask and beak. It also shows black trailing flight feathers on its wings and has a long tail edged at the end in blue. The upper chest is bluish-green and the lower chest is a paler green. Feathers covering the thighs are red.

Food and feeding
The bird feeds on seeds, fruit, palm nuts, berries, flowers and buds. Feral birds will also come to bird feeders. Wild birds primarily use scrub forest and forest clearings around settlements. It frequents open savannah, pastures and stockyards in South America where it is considered a pest in some areas.

Nanday Parakeets usually find holes in trees to nest in. It lays 3-4 eggs. After raising its young, all birds will form rather large communal roosts until the next breeding season.

Source: Wikipedia

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Boa tarde Peter
Neighbors today.. :)
Another fantastic portrait.Amazing colours and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Have a good day!
Kind regards

hallo Peter
super opname met veel scherpte en mooie details van de kop te zien
de kleuren zijn prachtig met goed licht
Prettige vakantie en geniet er van
gr lou

Hi Peter,

Another impressive close-up of the Parakeet...Amazingly sharp details & natural colors..

Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Warm Regards,

Hello Peter,
Another impressive capture with excellent sharpness and details,outstanding clarity and lovely saturation of colours.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Peter,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of Parakeet. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range. I like very much the vivid colors of this image. It is a splendid portrait.....Spring is here in my country and a lot of birds have arrived from South.....

Hello Peter,
Excellent close up photograph of this Parakeet.Colour combination and bright eye are the main attraction of this picture.
Thanks for sharing such specie,
Kind regards,

Hello Peter

Congratulations for this new bird species on TN,
with your wonderful portrait of this exotic bird
once again you prove to us that you are TN's
master bird portrait photographer, great POV
obtaining the Parakeet's beautiful eye-contact,
great focus, sharpness, details, of its head,
eye, and wonderfully colored plumage, TFS


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-29 11:45]

Hi Peter,
another perfect portrait from your series,
outstanding details, lovely natural colors, excellent use of light ! Well done !
Best regards !

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2013-04-29 15:56]

Hi Peter,magnificent capture of this specie whit a perfect point of view and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

鳥很可愛 這樣大頭的鳥也有趣
羽毛清晰有層次感 眼睛清亮媚人

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2013-04-29 23:27]

Hello, simply spectacular close up with incredibly brilliant colors. Perfect exposure and very fine composition so that the bird is looking straight at us.
Beautiful, nice image all together,TFS,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-30 0:35]

Hi Peter,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful parrot.
Nice colours with sharpness details
and perfect composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-30 9:54]

Hello Peter,
A colorful and funny fellow, this Nanday Parakeet, and a new one for TN too. This specimen has a very clever expression. Fine bird-portrait, excellent sharpness and a subtle grey background.
Kind regards

Excellent portrait of this parakeet with fine details and beautiful colors


Ciao Peter. Super portrait for the pleasant friend! Colours like a show. Impressive focused eye. TFS the new entry.


Hallo Peter,
Gefeliciteerd met deze 1e voor TN weer. Expliciete detail van het verenkleed en het oog van deze Nanday Parakeet in dit portret. Mooie kleuren en een uitstekende POV ontnomen.
Hartelijke groeten
I finally also posted a "first" on TN.

Hello Peter,
Congratulations with a new contribution here. The colours are fantastic and so is the sharpness, typical of the high quality of your work. I wonder how many images and species of birds are in your gallery. Well done once again.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-07 17:30]

Hello Peter, Congratulations on a new species for TN.
Outstanding closeup image of this colorful Parakeet. Detail is exceptional and colors are vivid yet natural. Love the attractive eye contact and that ever sought after twinkle.

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