Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pohnpei Lorikeet

We had to get Pohnpei driver's licenses.  There was a beautiful parrot on the license.  I have discovered that it is a Lorikeet, a small parrot.  They fly all over the island and seem to like the very large trees in front of our apartment.  It's difficult to get a good look at them but they fly in flocks and make a lot of racket.  They are only found on Pohnpei and a small number of them on the island of Chuuk.  They are not large like the parrots we are most familiar with and seem to be about the size of a pigeon or large dove.