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Hi! My name is Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD!

I am a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon from Kimberling City, MO.

"WonderBird", "Diva"

37 years old   F

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

PEANUTS IN THE SHELL... PINENUTS IN THE SHELL... PISTACHIOS IN THE SHELL... (Do we see a pattern here?)

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Strangers poking fingers into my cage. The Grandmom. The two...er, now FOUR cats. Yellow Duckies.

She respects and loves me and will keep me forever....

I yell "Hello?" everytime the phone or the doorbell rings. I attack yellow duckies and Grandmoms..

Always wear high heels--the world generally looks better from a higher elevation......

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  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie, just dropped by to say hi. We hope you're okay. Haven't heard from you in ages. Your pals, Woof & Meow

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

06/23/2015 03:50.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie, what's up? Have talked to you in ages. Are you still on Bird Channel? We see your profile says you're still in Kimberling City, MO. Is that accurate? Did your human change her mind about moving? Hope all is well. Your friends, Woof & Meow

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05/29/2015 02:39.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie!!
Just thinking about you and hope you are well and runnin' the roost like a pro!!~~ Cookie, Tahoe and Molly!!

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05/16/2015 06:57.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Maxie, what's new? Haven't heard from you in ages!

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04/17/2015 04:15.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hey, Maxie, what's up? Haven't heard from you in ages. We're enjoying spring. The light changes in our room when spring comes and it's much prettier -- as are the wild birds outside who answer our calls. Have a good day. Hope you're okay.

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

03/23/2015 09:57.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms Maxie
Happy hatchday.We all miss you here.Hope your well and your special day was great.

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03/02/2015 09:59.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Maxie!
Where have you been? We miss you!

Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
Wing hugs and lots love,
Kaji and Lizzie

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03/02/2015 08:19.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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03/02/2015 05:14.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Maxie
Happy Hatch Day to you! Hopemyounhave a wonderful day and I hope you and your mom are alright. I miss you sweetie!
Love,
Raffikki

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03/02/2015 03:01.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxi
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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03/02/2015 02:13.29 PM Report This Comment  
  He Girlfriend~~
Happy Hatchday Maxie! You and I are the same age again! I get to be older than you for nearly a whole month! Cool!!!

Enjoy your special day! I sure do miss you and I pray that you and your mom are both well and happy!

Hatchday Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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03/02/2015 01:49.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. I hope you are having a wonderful day with lots of treats.
I miss you girl ... who else goes shoe shopping with me?
I wish you could stop in at least once a month for the Milongas.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/02/2015 01:29.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday!
to you today, Maxie! We miss you around here, but know that your mom is probably really busy. We all hope you have a great day, filled with attention, toys, and treats just for you! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

03/02/2015 09:24.50 AM Report This Comment  
  A Very Happy Hatch Day, Maxi!
Wishing you lots of treats and toys on your hatch day and a shopping trip for some new designer clothes! Miss seeing you around here adding your special fashionista touch to the BC!
Lots of love, Picabo & Squeaky
Enjoy your special day!

Come visit me, Scion- RIP our Buddy Bird - Jan. 29, 2015, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo-Vote Jester Bean 256517 for BOTM! & Angel Alfie (RIP).

03/02/2015 07:54.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Maxie
Happy Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

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03/02/2015 05:12.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Maxie !
Hope everything is well with you !

Come visit me, Cookie wishing America a happy birthday !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/02/2015 02:37.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie, it's been a long time. How have you been? Have you moved yet? We're doing great. We've been meeting a lot of new neighbors lately. We love meeting new people. Our humans think that people who come knocking on the door are for them, but we know better. Hope you're doing good.

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

02/24/2015 01:40.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Thinking about you and hoping the holiday season will be wonderful for you all!
Sugar ♥

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12/06/2014 01:19.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie. We just stopped by to give you a vote and see how things are going. Any changes in your life yet? We hope your human's house is in the middle of being sold.
Woof & Meow

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12/03/2014 09:54.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Thinking about you!
Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

11/22/2014 10:02.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Maxie~~
&hearts ~ Sugar

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11/05/2014 02:22.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Miss you girlfriend!! I hope all is well. You are in my thoughts everyday and I hope you are happy and healthy!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

10/15/2014 11:53.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
We all miss you, girl, hope all is well with you and mom. Did you find a new house? Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

09/20/2014 01:06.35 PM Report This Comment  
 

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09/20/2014 10:12.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/08/2014 08:52.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Thinking about you today!
I love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

09/05/2014 02:57.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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09/04/2014 04:12.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Hi Maxie, just stopped by to see how you're doing and if you've moved yet. Hope you're having a good summer. We recently got new neighbors and are enjoying getting to know them. V4U, Woof & Meow

Come visit me, Woof and Meow.

08/16/2014 04:20.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you!!
I hope all is well!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

08/09/2014 11:30.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
I'm starting to get really worried about you, hope all is well. We really miss you here on BC. Maybe you're in the process of selling and moving? I sure hope it's nothing more than that. Hope to see you back soon. Your friend, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/06/2014 07:03.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
Congratulations to Mikey 61671 who has made it to the
10K Hall of Fame Club!!

Please stop by to congratulate him and enjoy the party we've put together for him! Page #197082

Thank you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

08/03/2014 10:38.32 AM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY MAXIE, ITS KACEY HERE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT MY HUSBIRD MIKEY HAS ONLY 15 MORE VOTES AND HE WILL BE IN THE 10K CLUB. I SURE HOPE YOU CAME BACK TO MAKE HIS PICTURE AND MAYO'S TOO. HE MADE IT LAST MONTH.

WE DO MISS YOU HERE ON THE BC.

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

08/02/2014 10:09.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY MISS MAXIE
I HOPE YOU ARE ALL RIGHT MY FRIEND. I WANT TO PARTY LIKE THE OLD DAYS...MIKEY

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS KACEY.

08/02/2014 02:13.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Maxie~
I hope all is well! Wanted to let you know that Mikey 61671 is nearly at the 10K. Mayo made it last month!
Miss chatting with you and I hope all is great with you and the family!
Love and Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei & Dolph~vote 4 Jester 251567 & The Calendar Page~Watermelon for June.

07/27/2014 10:08.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Woof and Meow
Long time, no hear. How have you been? Is there a buyer for the house yet? Hope you're doing okay. Your pals, Woof & Meow

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07/22/2014 07:06.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
According to your profile, you've been off BC even longer than me. I have not been on much, the recent was 10 days off. I keep trying to get mom on, but after TWO MONTHS she is still not back to normal.
We will keep trying to get her to type for us.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jester Bean #256517. BOTM & Zippy; THANX BOTD V4Jester Bean# 256517..

07/11/2014 02:53.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Happy Sunday to all my BC friends. Zeena here with a look at a species of bird, well reputed as THE best talker and mimicker. Once abundantly available at low prices, today an often difficult to find and much costly addition to ones Flockily. Momma Deb says as a child she recalls seeing a number of these interesting, entertaining birds kept in Pet Stores, and businesses. She has been searching for one for over ten years and only encounter one at a very costly price.
The Mynah, the loved and disliked Clown of the avian world.
The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled Mynah, also sometimes known as "Indian Myna", is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature. "Myna" is derived from the Hindi language maina which itself is derived from Sanskrit madana.

The range of the Common Myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in 2000 the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds in the top 100 species that pose an impact to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. In particular, the species poses a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia where it was named "The Most Important Pest/Problem".

Mynahs are a lively, confident, aggressive, and noisy bird. It is friendly and perky, and the large flocks that gather at roosting time are usually raucous and grouchy. As pets they have many redeeming qualities including an inmate ability to mimic sounds, whistles and human speech. Once quite common in the pet trade, they now are difficult to locate. The Greater and Lesser Hill Mynahs are most thought of when imaging a Mynah Bird. Their clownish, outgoing personalities winning many a fan in years past.

Mynah's eat a mixture of specially formulated insect mash and fresh foods. Like the Lories, they have watery, odorous droppings, making them difficult to maintain in a home environment. those who endure the mess speak lovingly of their companions who seem to adore children, and adults alike. Daily cage washing, bathing and out of cage time are mandatory for good health. Momma Deb recalls that in her childhood most Mynah's were caged in small cramped cages,eating a diet of sunflower seeds and fruit. Thus living a miserable, short life. As advances came, it was found that Mynah's must have a balanced, more natural diet, and lots of room to move around in their cages. Bonded pairs breed readily in captivity. Babies that are hand-reared average $1200 to 1500 each when available. Bali Mynah's are rare and available to collectors only.

I wish to thank all my friends here on C for their daily support, and words of encouragement.

with love & scritches Zeena 255116

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07/06/2014 01:50.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Good afternoon my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM blog. We will once more make a stop in South American to visit one of natures very interesting and unique inhabitants. Our host is one of aviculture's beautiful, and unusual songbirds. The Green Oropendola. The Green Oropendola is of exclusively Amazonian distribution.The Green Oropendola (Psarocolius viridis) is generally common in its wooded habitats that are found in the Amazon and Guianas of South America; specifically Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Largely pale green above, the posterior underparts and rump are chestnut, and the tail is largely yellow except for the central rectrices. The bill is green basally, becoming red towards the tip, and the skin around the eyes and lores is pink. Males and females are similar in plumage, but the latter sex is substantially smaller. Like most oropendolas, this species breeds in colonies, usually of five to ten pairs, and constructing a hanging ‘basket’ nest of woven plant fibers. The species’ displays are similar to those of the Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus).
Related common species include such song-birds as the Meadow Lark, Bobo-Link and Bullock's Oriole to name but a few.
The Green Oropendola eats a diet of fresh fruits, insects, mynah bird food and nectar in captivity. An active, high energy species these birds require a large, long flight to maintain them in good condition. Somewhat difficult to breed, these beautiful birds require an aviary suitable to house a number of mature pairs to have any success in nesting and rearing offspring. Hand reared babies of the Green Oropendola are occasionally available but do not tend to retain tameness once weaned. In the wild they typically nest in colonies similarly to Quaker Parrots, building their hanging basket-like nests in a common tree. Captive breeding is seeing an increase in successful clutches being raised to fledging and adulthood.
These are definitely not a species for the beginner avicultarist, and their pricy purchase costs in excess of $850.00US each leaves them to the more well off and experienced collectors. Their song is soft and melodious, a pleasure to listen to. Their call is often described as flute-like and low.
Tomorrow we will visit with a wonderful, entertaining species of bird, that once filled many living rooms, but today is rare both in captivity and their wild habitat.
I wish to thank all my many friends for their loving support on my quest to be August's BOTM. I couldn't make it without all of you.
love and scritches
Zeena 255116

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07/05/2014 05:42.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hello everybird, Zeena here with today's BOTM blog. First I wish all my US friends a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday. It is also the day that my little fister Little Angel will marry her beloved Dixie. Their wedding will take place on the BC Castle page number 239094. All are invited to join these two "love-birds" this evening at 6PM Eastern Time as they share their vows of love. The reception will follow on the same page. Today we will take a peek into a few nesting boxes around the world and see what we find. Come on, let's be very quiet, as we explore the many new Blue and Gold Macaw mutations .Color Mutations are considered "pure" birds. They occur in nature, although rarely and if they do, they often don't survive long, if the "new color" is too vibrant and they are easily visible by predators.

Color mutations in captivity are perpetuated by breeding like colored birds to like colored birds (of two birds that carry the color gene). The resultant offspring will often be the color that is desired. Hybrids are the crossing of two species, whereas mutations occur spontaneously.

Most of us know the Blue and Yellow Macaw. Many of us own one or more, however there are some really eggciting new mutations I'd like us to take a look at. We are most familiar with the typical blue and Gold. However there is a larger variant from Bolivia called the Bolivian Blue and Gold Macaw. The Bolivian variety is distinguished by its larger size and its coloring. On all these Macaws the colors are vibrant, but the Bolivian has more of a true blue rather than the teal blue seen in the average Blue and Gold. They all share the same wonderful personality and characteristics.

The Bolivian Blue and Gold Macaw is a variant originating only in Bolivia. It looks just like the typical Blue and Gold, however, it is much larger. A mutation of the Blue and Gold Macaw has also been reported where the yellow coloring is absent creating a blue and white bird. Although seldom seen or available there are many new mutations being bred. Many sell for over $50,0US each.
Momma Deb told me she would love to have one of each, they are so beautiful, I am certain you will have to agree.
photo one--white
photo 2-- white blue opaline
photo 3--white blue pied
photo 4-cinnamon opaline
photo 5--cinnamon
photo 6--lutino
photo 7--blue & white
photo 8-10-Golden or lutino-albino yellows
photo 11--blue and white
see you all tomorrow,
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/04/2014 02:39.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxie
Hello everybirdie. Zeena here with today's Rainforest findings. I wish to thank everyone for their awesome support and hope you will enjoy today's feature species.
The Harpy Eagle is a majestic shadow that silently soars above the Rainforest canopy. Once common, and plentiful, today they rest on the brink of extinction. Previously a common sight in Brazil, the Harpy Eagle has become as rare as seeing a unicorn would be. Hunted to near extinction for their feathers, sport and out of fear and concern for their livestock, these awesome giants of the Raptor world are rapidly disappearing. These birds terrify hapless animals that forage in the shifting sunlight of the high canopy. Harpy eagle is the largest and the most powerful raptor throughout America. They belong to the family of accipitridae. American harpy eagle typically inhabits lowland rainforests but are disappearing from much of its range due to habitat loss and it almost extirpated in Central America.
The Harpy Eagle weighs in at 20 to 27 pounds for a hen and 12 to 17 pounds for a male, standing between 40 and 60 inches in length, sporting 5 to 7 inch talons it is a formidable predator dining on a diet consisting largely of sloth and moneys, with other animals making up the balance. In flight the Harpy flies on strong 5 to 7 foot wide spans, silent and watchful for a meal below in the dense Rain Forest canopy.
With wide spread clear-cutting and man's guns, the Harpy Eagle is soon going to be gone from the wild habitat it once claimed. Nesting in tree top nests, the single chick remains with the parents for up to two years. Pairs mate for life thus making it harder to rebuild endangered populations. Many Harpy Eagles have be poached for the private collector market relentlessly, with current breeding programs being established to help stave off their total elimination. Used by Bird of Prey enthusiasts and trained to hunt on command. Many die from lack of proper diet, and education of would be owners. New Government regulations being in place it is hoped to make owning Harpy Eagles a more difficult objective. Would be owners now have to finish a Government regulated Raptors training program which entails sixteen to eighteen months apprenticeship training in care, training and husbandry.
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at a new and exciting find that is shaking the bird community. Discovered in a nestbox, this unusual baby has enthusiasts in awe.
A quick reminder that on Friday July 4th my fister LITTLE ANGEL THRIFT will wed the handsome Mr Dixie Adler at the BC Castle page number 239094
with love and scritches
Zeena 255116

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