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Jan 07 2013

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: The antithesis of January in Minnesota

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(via RENCTAS, an organization that fights wild animal trafficking in Brazil)

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  1. 1
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Wow, that’s beautiful.

    Did you know they eat clay to get their minerals?

  2. 2
    chigau (違う)

    pretty pretty

  3. 3
    Glen Davidson

    Did you know they eat clay to get their minerals?

    More likely to detoxify poisons in what they eat.

    Glen Davidson

  4. 4
    Glen Davidson

    More likely to detoxify poisons in what they eat.

    Hm, maybe not. Wiki notes a study that casts doubt, suggesting that sodium is what macaws are going for in the clay licks. Minerals, or at least one crucial mineral.

    Glen Davidson

  5. 5
    chigau (違う)

    The poisons go into the feathers.
    Do their predators eat the feathers?

  6. 6
    Crudely Wrott

    If I looked that sharp I’d fly too.

  7. 7
    eyeoffaith

    It looks like being in Australia (Queensland) every month of the year.

  8. 8
    coozoe

    Pet release or escape?

  9. 9
    Puzzled

    It is a beautiful work of photography and a beautiful animal.

    Incidentally, I used the exact same picture as a template when my mother asked me to paint her garage door with macaws (you may notice that one of the left wing’s primaries seems broken or shortened).

  10. 10
    David Marjanović

    Over here, winter is scheduled to return on Saturday.

    Pet release or escape?

    Brazil. The antithesis of {January in Minnesota}.

  11. 11
    vaiyt

    I’m sad that, in the past, I contributed to animal trafficking. I had two tamarins as pets (bought by my uncle). Such lovable creatures. I still miss them, but would never have another.

  12. 12
    cicely

    Pretty bird!
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