National Geographic Picture of the Day (from January 2017): WE HAVE LIFTOFF Along the Zambezi River in northern Namibia, a giant flock of southern carmine bee-eaters (Merops nubicoides) scatters into the air. According to Your Shot photographer Jason Boswell, these birds were taking off as a group of bird ringers attempted to ring a few hundred of them to gather more information on where they go when they leave these breeding grounds. Today is National Bird Day in the United States; the holiday coincides with the Christmas Bird Count, a citizen-led project to take stock of the health of the country’s birds. #nationalgeographic#pictureoftheday#yourshot#jasonboswell#zambesiriver#namibia#nationalbirdday#christmasbirdcount
Did you know that #nationalbirdday was last week?? Our residents celebrated by creating bird nests out of sunflower seeds and peanut butter. Our activities director, Margaret, is posing here with a few!
Al Parco sono presenti due coppie di Ara Macao, riconoscibili dal colore delle loro ali, che a differenza dell’Ara dalle ali verdi, sono gialle e blu.
I pappagalli Ara, oltre che particolarmente belli per i loro colori, sono anche molto intelligenti.
There are two couples of Scarlet macaw at Parco Natura Viva, recognizable by the color of their wings, which unlike the Red-and-green macaw, are yellow and blue.
The parrots Ara, as well as particularly attractive for their colors, are also very intelligent.
Le ara blu e gialle si nutrono di frutti, semi e noci che aprono con i loro potenti becchi. Per poter digerire le sostanze tossiche di alcuni semi, ingeriscono l’argilla che trovano sulle rive dei fiumi.
Blue-and-yellow macaws mainly eat fruits, seeds and nuts that they break with their strong beaks. They can consume clay found at riverbanks which allows them to digest the toxins from unripe seeds.