A RARE ABACO PARROT DISPLAYS A RARE TALENT…
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MY LITTLE TRICK?
I’M A BIT CAMERA-SHY – I’LL JUST TURN ROUND
THAT’S BETTER. ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE READY FOR THIS?
The Abaco Parrot is a unique subspecies of Cuban Parrot found on only Abaco. They are the only parrot to nest underground, in limestone caves in the pine forest. Their numbers have increased from near extinction to a sustainable population as the result of an intensive program of conservation and anti-predation. They get plenty of publicity hereabouts, and have their own page HERE. We normally avoid too much whimsy in these parts, but I am in parrot territory right now, so I have given myself permission to break my own rule. Photos: ©Caroline Stahala (who looks after them)