My Spix Macaw is becoming more loveable every day - talks quite a bit, but not always distinctly, in a feminine voice, and frequently bursts into song - in a laughably quavering manner. It is very tame and can be trusted to remain on its perch unchained. The perch has an addition of a branch about two feet high.
(Website editor note: Karl Plath (1886-1970) lived in Chicago at 2847 Giddings Street and joined the Avicultural Society in July 1924. He was appointed Curator of Birds at the New Chicago Zoological Park, now called the Brookfield Zoo, in 1935 and retired in 1961)
Monday 11th January 2021
Interesting paper on the Spix’s Macaw
A very interesting paper is available on-line about the Spix’s Macaw. It is entitled " Qualitative description of the submission and agonistic behaviour of the Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) with special reference to t ... Read More »
" Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "
( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)
Horace (65-8 BC)