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New species of parrot discovered

Postby pchela » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:43 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthp ... ml?image=3

Check out the colors on him! Pretty cool.
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby zazanomore » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:52 pm

It kind of looks like an old man. :P
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby MandyG » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:04 pm

Wow, he's definitely interesting! His head looks unproportionate to his body though.
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby Michael » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Very interesting. Without the feathers on the head, I guess it makes sense it would look so small. I wonder if it's a scavenger? Vultures typically have a bald head like that.
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby Giantmoa » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:47 pm

I wonder if we'll ever see one of these beauties in the pet trade :mrgreen: funny look for a parrot
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby zazanomore » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:59 pm

Giantmoa wrote:I wonder if we'll ever see one of these beauties in the pet trade :mrgreen: funny look for a parrot


I don't. I'd hate to see what little of these birds left being stripped from their homes :(
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby Shani » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:36 am

Could just be me, but the head shape + long neck for a parrot kind of reminds me of Vasa Parrots. Have there been any studies done regarding the relationship between birds of prey and parrots? This parrot in particular seems a bit like a missing link between the two.
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Re: New species of parrot discovered

Postby Kim S » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:27 am

Funny looking bird.
I dont really see the connection between this bird and vultures though. if you look at the other parrots in the amazon, especially the macaws, they all have large bald area's on their faces. On this one it just extends a bit further.
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