Extract from Birds at the new Chicago Zoological Park

by Karl PLATH, then Curator of Birds, published in August 1937. (Fifth Series, Vol. II, No. 8, Page 288)

I still have my lovely Spix Macaw at home (he summers at the Zoo); unfortunately he is prone to nibbling his plumage and keeps an unsightly rough patch on his "shoulders" and breast - an irritating habit to say the least.

(Karl T. Plath (1886-1970) was a well-known bird artist and keen ornithologist. He was appointed Curator of Birds at the zoo in Chicago in 1935 and retired in 1961)

Latest News

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    Blue macaws help to grow the forest around them

    I have loaded a very recent interesting article (August 2020) on how the blue macaws - Hyacinthine and Lear’s - help to grow the forests around them. It is in the article section for "Hyacinthine Macaws in the wild".

    ... Read More »

Quotes

 " 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)