Documenting nature in the Amazon through photographs and sketches

Balbina and the blue-headed parrots

Last month we went for a weekend trip to Balbina, the main attraction was fishing for tucunare in the Balbina dam. I didn’t go fishing though. I stayed in the town, Balbina, and went for a walk around, until the edge of town.  I could see the lake formed by the dam, and the dead trees on the lake.  The dam was built to provide energy to Manaus, as a renewable source, however it emits so much methane that it turns out to be worst than a coal plant. I’ve written about that before (Weekend trip to Balbina). There is another view of the tree trunks on that post.

While looking at the lake, I could also hear a lot of parrots, and eventually saw a few of them.  Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) were flying around, and some were resting on the canopy of nearby trees.

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

Balbina, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas

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