January 21, 2013

Parakeets, Ecuador

Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In Ecuador's Yasuní National Park, cobalt-winged parakeets flock to a pool. Scientists have identified nearly 600 species of birds in the park.

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