Lineolated / Barred / Catherine Parakeet / Bolborhynchus lineola, Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Lineolated Parakeet (or Linnie, Barred, or Catherine Parakeet, Bolborhynchus lineola) is native to highland forests of southern Mexico to Peru and Venezuela. The bird is green with black bars on the wings, plus many color mutations from breeding. Photographed in Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise where you can experience the colors and scents of the tropics year-round, within Queen Elizabeth Park, atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. From Little Mountain (501 feet), see panoramic views over the city crowned by the mountains of the North Shore. A former rock quarry has been converted into beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls. In Bloedel Conservatory, more than 200 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within a temperature-controlled environment. A donation from Prentice Bloedel built the domed structure, which was dedicated in 1969 "to a better appreciation and understanding of the world of plants," and is jointly operated by Vancouver Park Board and VanDusen Botanical Garden Association.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download