Parrots Climb Using Three Limbs, Thereby Violating The β€˜Forbidden Phenotype’

Parrots are unique because they use their beak and legs when climbing, which makes them the only animal with three functional limbs

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A rosy-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), also known as a peach-faced lovebird, briefly pauses its tree-climbing activity to pose for the photographer. (Credit: Steven Gaines / New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Humans have had an extraordinarily long fascination with the triskelion motif, whose name is derived from the Greek and…



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𝐆𝐫𝐫π₯π’πœπ’πžπ§π­π’π¬π­, scientist & journalist


PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf