Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Parrots in the Land of Oz! (Thanks M!)


You have GOT to check out this website, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/parrotsinoz/ about a PBS show, "Parrots in the Land of Oz". It has great video clips from the show. For example, it explains that the lovely violet "Elizabeth Taylor spots" which I so admire are seen by a special photoreceptor. Apparently, budgies are able to see ultraviolet. If you check it out, you will also learn more about wild budgies and other parrot behavior. You can even buy the show, which sadly we missed Sun PM when it was on television. (So of course, we just ordered it as a DVD-its backordered).
Thanks M for this wonderful link! I know the flock will enjoy seeing the video once it arrives.

2 comments:

MG said...

Interesting that budgies enjoy the water--some of these appear to be snorkeling!

kat said...

budgies love water and showers! Lola in particular, was a real water bird.

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The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007