mystery of Peru magnificent bird is often confused with a congener (includes video)
red and green macaw Ara chloropterus
Gray, 1859 (above
Ara chloroptera ; protonymAra
chloropterus ), also known as green winged macaw, macaw and the red and blue, or red-blue and green Macaw photographed in Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru (South America).Image
:. Nick Athanas / Tropical Birding (with permission) [velociraptorize]
The mystery of the birds of Peru participate in behavior that is typical for most South American members of the taxonomic family. What are they and why? All birds are the image of the same species? Can you name the taxonomic family of birds and species of mystery?
These are wild red and green macaws
, food in cliffs of clay rich in minerals that make up the Macaw Lick Blanquillo. Many species of parrots, large and small, go to this or similar clay cliffs, which are composed of mineral-rich soils deposited by the river over the centuries. It is hard to find minerals are present in high concentrations in the lick, and it is thought that parrots congregate there to get these minerals. It is also believed that parrots eat clay to neutralize the toxic effects of fruits and seeds they eat. Some scientists have also speculated that the macaws to socialize and exchange information as they gather around the lick. Of course, these hypotheses are not mutually exclusive and, in fact, it makes sense that they serve multiple functions for parrots that frequent shoppers.
Here's a video of wild red and green parrots congregate at clay lick in Manu National Park (filmed in July 2011):
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