Curious Parrot Plays Peek-A-Boo With Traffic Camera

A traffic camera in Brazil captured the adorable moment a wild parrot decided to play “Peek-A-Boo” with the lens.

The parrot was later identified as a turquoise-fronted Amazon.

According to the World Parrot Trust, turquoise-fronted Amazon parrots are native to Brazil and are considered “near threanted” due to habitat loss and the exotic bird trade.

Photo: flickr/Thomas Quine

Despite the challenges the parrots face, they manage to maintain their curious nature and playfulness.

That was seen in the traffic camera in Curitiba, Brazil, that captured one of the parrots peering at the lens.

Photo: YouTube/DUBAI7

The video was shared on Twitter by Arteris Planalto Sul, a highway management company.

They wrote in the tweet (translated), “This morning (Oct 29), we received a very special visit in one of the cameras of our CCTV circuit, at km 115 of BR-116/PR, in Curitiba. The species was identified as a parrot – scientific name amazon aestiva. just watching.”

Photo: YouTube/DUBAI7

In the video, you can see the adorable parrot peeking his head into the frame and then pulling it back. He does it a few times, playing a fun game of Peek-A-Boo. How cute!

Check out the video below:

The parrot in the video isn’t the only bird that’s taken a liking to the traffic cameras. The company has managed to capture other birds on video as well, including a streaked flycatcher and a canary!

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