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Macaw scaveging back in the 1800's

Postby Pajarita » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am

First report of their scavenging for sea shells [calcium!] was back in 1856!

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Re: Macaw scaveging back in the 1800's

Postby liz » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:26 pm

Myrtle scavenging in my kitchen trash can became common. I have to keep a cardboard box on top of it. I was really grossed out the first time I saw her sitting on the can and chewing.

It is funny that they knew the shells had something they needed.
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Re: Macaw scaveging back in the 1800's

Postby Pajarita » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:01 pm

Hmmmm, I don't think that they actually KNEW the shells were made of calcium. Most likely, they liked the salty taste of them.
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