Aratinga pertinax


Visitors from northern climes will delight at seeing flocks of native, wild parakeets roaming the countryside, sometimes coming near some of the resorts that maintain native vegetation. Like most parakeets, these are loud, raucous birds that may appear first jetting by in a small, green flock. A closer view will reveal the beautiful bluish colors in the wings and the yellow under the tail. Birds from Bonaire have been described as a distinct subspecies and they, along with the subspecies from Curaçao are brighter yellow on the face and throat than those from Aruba.