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You Picked It!

By Laura Doering

Laura Doering chooses a bird for the "high-energy" article

When it came to choosing this month’s coverbird, we were divided. We were selecting a species to go along with our “Energized!” feature on high-energy birds (page 28). Half of the editorial staff said a caique, and half lobbied for a lory. It was hard to argue against either selection, because both are notoriously active birds. (That’s not to say that other birds are perch potatoes. I’ve met plenty of marathon-dancing cockatoos; conures that could climb and slide for hours; cockatiels in nonstop hopping/whistling mode; canaries bounding back and forth, and so on).

So we opened up the cover selection to our online community at Caiques led the votes the first week, then lories made a striking comeback, edging ahead by a few percentage points. In the end, the lory prevailed; thus our cover bird, Alfie, a rainbow lorikeet. He really did have energy to spare on the photo shoot day ... as did the caiques (which posed with a lory for one of this issue’s posters). I played with the caique pair until they were ready for their close-ups. I didn’t notice the track marks they left on my arms until I was back at my desk. The long dashes were foot slides and the dots were beak pinches as they slid and climbed their way up and down their human playgym — me!


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