Birds of Peru

Parrots and Macaws in Southeast Peru

Macaw and Parrot Clay Licks in the Rainforest of Peru The congregation of colorful large Macaws, Amazon Parrots, and parakeets in Southeastern Peru’s Macaw clay licks has been described as one of the most thrilling of avian phenomena.   Riverside clay licks, locally known as Ccollpa is the point of concentration for hundreds of macaws, parrots, and parakeets; up …

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Report your Sightings!

Information on social networks circulates for a short period of time and then falls to the forgotten archives of cyberspace. We find that there is an opportunity to use the social web to collect and summarize information. Social networks encourage sharing what we do. It may be as spontaneous conversations, discussions groups, photos, videos, or …

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Resident and Migratory Birds Benefit Coffee Plantations

This is the first time scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers and biodiversity. To quantify the benefit resident and migratory birds provide to coffee plantations, the researchers calculated bean yield of infected plants …

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Like the color of the soil on which they live: The birds of Peru’s coastal Desert

Like the color of the soil on which they live: The birds of Peru’s coastal Desert. When thinking of birding overseas, Peru is in almost everyone’s to-do list. The mention of birding in Peru evokes a vision of lots of brightly colored and bizarre tropical birds. Parrots and macaws on a clay lick, cotingas, manakins, …

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