South Africa's national parrot, the Cape parrot, in high canopy of their national tree, the yellowwood!
Perched on the edge of a cliff, holding onto the ferns and vines, we managed to "call" in a Cape Parrot breeding pair to feed on a stunning Outeniqua yellowwood in mast - literally heavy with green fruits. The female is calling in the background and reacted positively to our vocalization playbacks by approaching very close. That evening we crept away from the cliff feeling privileged to have shared a few hours with these ancient custodians of the last-remaining intact Afromontane forest patches. (Jerome Hillaire / Wild Bird Trust)
This 1-minute video clip is the first-ever footage of the Endangered Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) feeding in the high canopy of a yellowwood tree over 40m above the forest floor.
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