Parakeets eating starfruit (Averrhoa carambola)

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In June 2015 Johnny Wee photographed the Blue-rumped Parrot (Psittinus cyanurus) (above) and the Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) (below) eating the Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola).

These parrots are messy eaters as they do not eat the flesh but the seeds inside. To get at the seeds they tear away the flesh bit by bit, littering the ground ground below, as seen HERE when the another parrot, the Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffini) feeds on it.

This is the first time we have photographic evidence of the Long-tailed Parakeet eating the Starfruit.

Contributed by Johnny Wee

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