[Tweeters] Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 01:11:49 PDT 2017


hello everyone,

i know a lucky few of you have visited the clay licks at Tambopata or Manu
in Peru, and have witnessed the spectacle of hundreds of parrots gathering
on the cliffs to eat dirt. There are two main reasons why parrots eat dirt
in the Amazon region -- and i just published a piece that explains how
researchers were able to identify which hypothesis was the best explanation
for this behavior

Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/08/09/why-do-wild-parrots-eat-dirt-in-the-amazon/

i hope you enjoy it and find it educational as well.

please feel free to share with your friends and family and on social media
-- maybe more people will wish to visit these sites, whilst the birds still
are here to be seen.

cheers,

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