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A Slideshow of our Birds in Brasil

Friday, August 31, 2007


To see these large parrots (Macaws) you either have to visit a jungle such as the Pantanal or Amazon, or go to a bird sanctuary. There are many kept as pets in Brasil.

They are loud and raucous and with a rasping voice but they are very beautiful.

Parrots are of the Psittacidae family, a specialized bird with short hooked bills. They vary in size from 7.5 cm to the large Macaws at 100 cm. They are mainly restricted to the tropics. There are 330 species of Psittacidae in 60 genera and six to eight sub-families.

These four photos were taken in Foz do Iguaçu at the Bird Sanctuary at Itaipu. You could hear their loud noisy call from just about anywhere in the sanctuary.

They can be extremely brightly coloured. The most predominant colours are Red, Orange and Blue, but they vary widely.

These birds are quite large. With their long tail they can be up to a meter long.

Photos by Urso Branco

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