An Extract From Mr Karl Plaths collection

by Karl PLATH published in May 1930 in the journal of the Avicultural Society.(Fourth Series, Vol. VIII, No 5, Page 134)

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)

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