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A closer view of this beautiful bird.... except - ewww - bird tongue!! :-))

Hyacinth Macaw
Range: Eastern South America
Habitat: Swamps, forests, palm groves
Conservation Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

One look at this bird's strong beak and you'll see why it has little problem eating fruits or nuts covered by even the hardest of shells or skins. Although hyacinth macaws are common in captivity, we know little about their habits in the wild. It is a highly social bird, and is often seen in large flocks in parts of South America. Breeding is a time-consuming undertaking for these birds: more than six months pass between the onset of courtship and the raising of their chicks.

Did You Know?
This is the largest member of the parrot family, measuring nearly three feet from head to tail.

St Louis Zoo http://www.stlzoo.org/
Named #1 Zoo in America by Zagat and Parenting Magazines

Have a great Weekend!!!!

(constructive critique is welcome)

coming soon -
another - St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
and on Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show -
after that - Friday 09/14 - St Louis Balloon Glow
and - Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race
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Comments on this photo:

Oct 20 2007 19:59 GMT Cascavel
These birds are just amazing. I have only seen a few in person but it's always a treat. I am not a bird person but this is one bird I would love to have. Guess they are better off in the wild though!
Nice shot.
Oct 20 2007 20:13 GMT Midworlder PRO
Great detail in this series
Oct 20 2007 20:13 GMT AlisonBelinda
Wonderful series.
Oct 20 2007 20:15 GMT bennystr
Oct 20 2007 20:28 GMT hans55 PRO
fantastic series ... i like all of them !!
Oct 20 2007 20:33 GMT Minz PRO
Amazing shot - superb capture !
Oct 20 2007 21:45 GMT gtc126
Beautiful Parrot......But that tongue looks like a black caterpillar!!!!!
Oct 20 2007 22:50 GMT abojovna PRO
WOW! This is beautiful shot of parrot!
Oct 20 2007 23:18 GMT AroundDolceStreet
Fabulous series!!!!! Bird sanctuary!!!!! Bravo!
Oct 20 2007 23:29 GMT DIGITALOOKING

Great presentation and of course absolutely fantastic shot!
Oct 20 2007 23:45 GMT junne PRO
beautiful and informative
Oct 21 2007 01:42 GMT Studio88
Fabulous Close Up!!!
Oct 21 2007 01:45 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful bird portrait!
Oct 21 2007 03:54 GMT Poulet PRO
Fabulous shot, Bill!!!
Oct 21 2007 06:45 GMT rlharri
Like your close-ups .. Nice work :)
Oct 21 2007 06:47 GMT domesticfix PRO
Nice series !!! Close-ups are very good ..
Oct 21 2007 10:26 GMT yvon
super details on this pic. wonderful
Oct 21 2007 12:48 GMT iyerhari
wonderful series:)
Oct 21 2007 12:50 GMT jceca PRO
new style of manicure .... :-)
Oct 21 2007 14:26 GMT JBW
most amazing series....
Oct 21 2007 23:51 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
Fabulous shot!!!! This bird is a beauty!!