Mexico/San Luis Potosi: Cave of Swallows – Green Parakeets

Interestingly, it’s not just Swifts that live in the Cave of Swallows, but also a sizable population of green parakeets (Psittacara holochlorus) – colorful and loud medium-sized green parrots. They also nest inside the cave and come out either separately or together with swifts (unsuccessfully trying to blend in). They are very loud and fly up to the trees around the cave in search of fruits and nuts. The green color on the parrots is almost identical with the foliage and once in a tree, they are practically indistinguishable, although very very noisy!