Thank you again Cindy for brightening my day! What a gorgeous bird! I look forward to the day when humans return to living as functional parts of nature instead of being at war with Her. Then we will be able to regularly experience birds in the wild as equals instead of pets or fleeting glimpses thru the trees. One thing I love about your photography is the way your subjects are individuals with dignity. It is obvious that you see them as beings not things/objects and that makes the already beautiful colours and composition of each photo into something much more than it could be if the person behind the camera was less aware.
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Isn’t this guy gorgeous? It took me awhile to find out what he was. Thank you google. The unique Hawk-headed Parrot is the only member of it’s own genus, Deroptyus. It has unusual elongated feathers on it’s neck that it can raise in a frill or fan when threatened. It is, for this reason, also sometimes referred to as a Fan-headed Parrot. You can see these long red and blue feathers in the shot below.
It is a fruitivore that lives in The Amazon Basin.
Maybe they prefer hanging out in the Amazon to being pets. Who can blame them? I’ve been to The Amazon, and if I were a parrot I would much rather be there than in a cage in someone’s house.
This guy wasn’t threatened or ill-tempered…
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