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youngpom

Lorikeets n Puerto de Santiago!
« on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • On 4 occasions now I have seen 3 predominantly green birds which look similar to scaley breasted lorikeets.  Has anyone else seen them?  It was their familiar call that drew my attention, as, having lived in Australia for some years, recognised the sounds. Similar climate too, but I'm aware that they're not native to Tenerife [or don't think they are].  Any comments from anyone?

    RoyL

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    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Oh No! here we go again. Fruit bats, Shearwaters and now Lorikeets. I do know that there are a couple of parrot looking type birds that turn up regularly at Las Rosas late afternoon/early evening. They appear to be green and sit in the trees at the very corner of Las Rosas nearest to the Barcelo. They hang around for half an hour or so before flying off towards LG. I did wonder if they were the birds with the distinctive call that various posters were trying to identify in earlier threads.

    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Nope .. there's no mistaking the call of these noisy b******, I thought there used to be 5 of them at one point. They do seem to like the trees next to my apartment and the balconey next door.



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    youngpom

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    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Thanks - yes that looks like the scaley breasted lorikeet. They have a speckled yellowy/green chest and underside of tail feathers colourful.  It's usually late afternoon when I see them [near Vigilia Park] and they just seem to be shooting through making their usual din.  Lovely colourful sight.

    And undoubtedly nothing to do with the earlier messages about shearwaters etc.,  as totally different in all respects.

    eagle

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    « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Three of the birds flew along Calle Tabaiba about four pm. Are they escapees from Loro Parc? and how did you get them to stay still enough for a Photo? Nice exotic sight.

    youngpom

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    « Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • I assume they escaped from somewhere - hope they manage to survive - they're such a lovely sight - you can always hear them coming!!  I've seen them on 4 occasions  in Calle La Vigilia - around 4 pm, and, yes, just 3 of them. 

    Offline linda

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    Re: Lorikeets n Puerto de Santiago!
    « Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • last year there were five of them hope the three survive  :)When we are there i see them nearly every afternoon

    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Usually in the morning, they gather in the tree next doo, especially when they are in fruit. Then you have to duck for the bits of tree they drop! They are not the world's tidiest eaters!
     

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    blue

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    « Reply #8 on: January 27, 2007 »
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  • Good bit of photography there LC.

    Tolsti

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    « Reply #9 on: January 27, 2007 »
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  • Those birds have been in Los Gigantes for at least 5 years that I can recall. They nest in the palms and have successfully reared young.

    el observador

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    « Reply #10 on: January 27, 2007 »
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  • Nice comment blue - well done, keep it up ! Is this the start of a new blue ?

    I have also been entertained by the parrots flying around in formation for a few years although they have diminished in numbers. Noisy beggars most times.

    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #11 on: January 27, 2007 »
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  • Thanks for the praise Blue! I'm ploughing through photo's taken over the last 10 years from LG, and hope to post some of them on the "photos" page here. Digital is great, but I have a drawer full of prints!


    blue

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    « Reply #12 on: January 28, 2007 »
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  • Your welcome LC.
    At one time there were 6 of these,but i don't know if they were successfully brreeding or someone has just ley them loose.
    Tolsti have you any input on their breeding habits or why now there are only 3?
    There see I can do it when I want.
    The new nice Blue.....MMMmmmm maybe not.

    youngpom

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    « Reply #13 on: January 28, 2007 »
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  • Noisy critters, as well as decimating flowering trees, but a joy to watch.

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    blue

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    « Reply #14 on: January 28, 2007 »
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  • Hi youngpom that's not the same bird that flies around here.Look at the differences in LC's pics to yours.
    The same family I would say,these ones here don't have the red eyes like the pic you posted.

    youngpom

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  • Hi Blue -The female lorikeets have red eyes, the males brownish/black.  Maybe they're all males and that's why numbers decreasing. 

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    Re: Lorikeets n Puerto de Santiago!
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  • youve got a pair of red eyed birds in your picture young pom! 



    perhaps they had a meal at archies last night.... boom boom!! lol  ;D

    youngpom

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  • Durrrrrr.......   :-[

    Yes, things are never quite straightforward the morning after Archies.

    Actually photograph wasn't taken in this country..........

    but still convinced they're Scaley Breasted lorieets [rather them than me]. ;)

    Falstaff

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  • The reduction in  numbers may be due to attacks by predators.

    If birds had their own Losgigantes dot Com website, LaCochinilloquote s  bird would probably feature in this birdquote s Eating Out and Entertainment forum.


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    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #19 on: January 28, 2007 »
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  • More likely "DovesULike", Here's the other predator in the area .. you can see them sometimes gliding across the cliffs above the town .. shame they don't live on Peckers though!

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    chris

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    « Reply #20 on: January 29, 2007 »
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  • THERE USED TO BE SEVEN IN 1998 THEN IN 2002 THERE W AS FIVE LAST YEAR WE ONLY SAW THREE. WE SEE THEM IN THE FIG TREE AT SINATRAS IN LOS GIGANTES. I HAVE PLEANTY OF VIDIO CLIPS OF THEM TAKEN EACH YEAR FROM 1998. AND SUPOSE WILL GET MORE WHEN WE RETURN FOR THE CARNIVAL IN FEB. :)

    sunseeker

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    « Reply #21 on: February 01, 2007 »
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  • We saw a group of at least 20 last week in Fanabe and again in PLA, didn't see any in LG though.
    We watched the kestrels every day above the Royal Sun, there were four at one time.

    chris

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    « Reply #22 on: February 01, 2007 »
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  • Just got this picture taken last year from our balcony. If you look on the chimney you can see three.

    chris

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  • SORRY THIS PICTURE

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    johmor

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    « Reply #24 on: February 01, 2007 »
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  • Returned from  LGigs  last week and there were 3 Lorokeets that appeared around 5pm every evening in the Tennis Club area. They stayed about 1/2 hour in the palms in El Sombrero then went on their way.

    John