Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cuban Biosphere Shelters Parrots

A victim of human predation, a native Cuban parrot has found shelter at Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Pinar del Rio Province.

Parrots are easy to tame and delight breeders for they imitate human voices, are cheerful and smart.

They can transmit joy by repeated whistles, but also anger and fear by flapping wings repeatedly along with screeches.

The colorful 12.99 inch bird chooses as its natural nesting sites palm and pine trees and mangroves, preferably near fruit plantations.

Green color prevails but the skin around the eyes and forehead are white, while cheeks and throat have some red that at times extend to the stomach.

Education of local residents and other conservationist actions are directed to help the "talking bird" friend of humans multiply.

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