Dee was at the CHO dinner last Wednesday and told us about a parrot that came to feed in her vegie patch – and totally devoured the chillies on her chilli bush. She tells me that it has completely decimated the crop and there are none left at all now. Here it is getting stuck in (you can click on the image to make it bigger).
The obvious question is, what kind of taste buds must it have? It has been eating the chillies as if they are corn cobs, just chomping through them; it seems to positively love them and not be at all put out by the heat. How crazy is that! The other question is, what kind of parrot is it? Does anyone know? I have been having a look on line and it looks to me like an Indian ringed parakeet (see photo below), but others might have a different idea?