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The bald parrot

Postby Pajarita » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:36 am

I did not even know such a species existed! I came across a reference to it reading an article about the rain forest and how it's classified into different zones [from the ground to what they call the 'emergent canopy' which are the tops of the few trees that grow above the 'canopy'] so, of course, I immediately put it in my search engine and there they were! Weird looking [but NOT ugly as they say, I actually find them quite striking and beautiful] and with an even weirder story of discovery to the point that we don't really know that much about them... A couple of links for you:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_parrot
(there is VERY little in this one]

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/S ... spp=194136
[not much more here but a wonderful picture of one]

http://www.arthurgrosset.com/sabirds/baldparrot.html
[INFO MOTHER LODE! and with a link to their vocalizations and a field study on them titled "Description of a New Species of Pionopsitta (Aves: Psittacidae) Endemic to Brazil]
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Re: The bald parrot

Postby Navre » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:48 am

Our vasa parrots go bald during breeding season. They look like little old men.
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Re: The bald parrot

Postby Pajarita » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:05 pm

Yes, but it's normal for them. Same as the change in coloration...
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Re: The bald parrot

Postby liz » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:22 am

How have they survived with no protection over their ears?
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Re: The bald parrot

Postby Pajarita » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:04 am

If nature evolved them that way it's because they don't need it...
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