Huaorani Indian woman - Wenyena Baiwa with her pet Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera). Gabaro Community. Yasuni National Park.
Amazon rainforest, ECUADOR. South America
They would have taken this bird from its nest and hand reared it - even feeding it from their mouths.
This Indian tribe were basically uncontacted until 1956 when missionaries from the Summer Institute of Linguistics made contact with them. However there are still some groups from the tribe that remain uncontacted. They are known as the Tagaeri & Taromenani. Traditionally these Indians were very hostile and killed many people who tried to enter into their territory. Their territory is in the Yasuni National Park which is now also being exploited for oil.