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Bat falcons may have used fire before humans

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Kurt Holle posted in birds

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Ive heard stories from natives about birds carrying fire. They sounded to me a lot like the Phoenix myth: good stories with lots of imagination.

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The Brazilian Wandering Spider is also a natural Viagra

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Kurt Holle posted in spider, arachnid

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The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera and P. nigriventer) is on any list of the top 5 venomous spiders in the world. In Brazil they know this well. Emergency wards are used to seeing patients bitten by the spider. A telltale sign that a male has been bitten by the Brazilian Wandering Spider is an erection. That is the first question a doctor asks a patient.

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Anhingas: Bad Floaters, Great Sinkers

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Kurt Holle posted in birds, Flora and Fauna

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Anhingas are waterbirds with no buoyancy. In other words, they are bad floaters. Think of yourself, arms open, staring at the sky, floating in the ocean. You tend to sink. Much like an anhinga.

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Harpy Diaries : Is Elpis, the harpy eagle chick, male or female ?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2018 7:08:00 PM / by Daniel Couceiro posted in Harpy Eagle, Bird

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Hello Everybody! Greetings from the Tambopata river, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon! Hope you had a great start to 2018 and that you are enjoying watching the latest videos we are releasing from our harpy eagle family.

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A skin allergy unraveled why Blue and Yellow Macaws visit clay licks.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Kurt Holle posted in macaws, blue-and-yellow macaw, claylick

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Why is eastern Peru a clay lick hotspot? See the heat map below. Alan Lee plotted it after asking hundreds of Amazonian colleagues to pinpoint parrot and macaw clay licks they knew of in their locations. Sure enough – most were in eastern Peru. From an ecological perspective lets call it the Western Amazon. Great. But Why?

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Hoatzins, Magellan and the Vikings:  world´s greatest navigators.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Kurt Holle posted in Rainforest animals, Tambopata wildlife, birds, hoatzin

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