Image Credit: Mark Christiansen

Got my eyes on you!

  • January 20, 2017

A double-eyed fig parrot takes a second look at the photographer.

This week’s AG Reader Photo was taken by Mark Christiansen in Cairns, Queensland, who captured this double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) eyeing the camera mid-snack.

In spite of its name, the double-eyed fig parrot doesn’t just eat figs, but also forages for berries, seeds, nectar, and the grubs of wood-boring insects.

They are also named for the cheek patches of some subspecies that vaguely resemble eyes, and are predominantly green with a short tail, a disproportionately large head and bill, and red and blue facial markings.

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