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Blue Macaws Are The Gardeners Of The Forest

Better even than Amazon, the blue macaws are a rapid and highly mobile airmail distribution service β€” for palm seeds

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | Twitter | Newsletter

NOTE: This piece was a Forbes Editor’s pick.

A wild hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) eating a seed at the Pantanal in Brazil. (Credit: Charles J Sharp / Sharp Photography / CC BY-SA 4.0)

A few months ago, I shared a study about parrots’ wasteful eating habits, which found that approximately half of the foods they…

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