小葵花鸚鵡六日觀 6 days of yellow-crested cockatoo

上星期,一群小葵花鸚鵡看中我家對面的朴樹果期,每日來開餐。有時一兩隻,最多的時候有六到八隻。

last week, a flock of yellow-crested cockatoo frequent outside my windows. their target was the chinese hackberries on the slope opposite my bedroom. sometimes it was one or two, the biggest crowd consisted of about eight of them.

小葵花鸚鵡是天生的攀樹高手,平行力好。上星期有颱風天,也下雨。但一旦鎖定目標,風雨無力趕走牠們。

i have a great time watching them over the week. for one they have great tree-climbing and balancing ability. last week we had a typhoon and plenty of rain, the wind and rain could not deter them from their fruit-gobbling. they swayed and stay, while their eyes and beak never let go of the hackberries.

小葵花吃相蠻像人,因為牠們不但運用有力鋒利的啄,還善用爪去捉緊食物。看牠們選果採果吃果的身手和模樣,百看不厭。過癮的地方,牠們吃得快和狠,在一個位置埋頭埋啄一會兒,便跳去下一位置覓食,十足饞嘴的小孩進了糖果店的模樣。牠們摧樹能力也高,給牠們一親香澤的樹,樹底都一堆堆枝丫。

the way they eat is the most entertaining. they eat almost like human as they are skillful using claws to catch and hold on to branches. and, they wasted no time, they just kept on and on eating. their beaks were full of fruit puree. once they were done with fruit at one spot, they hopped to the next fruity spot and went on.

最妙之處,小葵花以嘈吵著名,但這幾天每次來訪,一片寧靜。因為牠們實在太忙於吃。

the funny thing is that yellow-crested cockatoo is famous for their noise. yet for the past week, no matter one, two or six cockatoo outside my window, it was oh so quiet. that’s because these big white birdies were simply too busy or concentrated in eating.

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previous posts 前文: 《香港的小葵花鳳頭鸚鵡 hong kong’s yellow-crested cockatoo》; 《城市中看鳥 birding in the city》;《朴子與鳥 chinese hackberries & birds》;《又見絲木棉開花 floss silk tree blooms again

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