Helping the Cause of Macaws

Scientists' discoveries about macaws may help these magnificent birds survive.

By Julie Rehmeyer, 00:00 AM March 12, 2007

Deep in the steamy Peruvian jungle, a macaw spreads her brilliant scarlet feathers over her three squirming chicks. She pokes her great beak out the door of the wooden box where she has made her nest and waits for her mate to return with food.

Fifty feet below, Jerome Hillaire and Karina Quinteros of the Tambopata Research Center look up from a laptop to admire the bird as she cocks her head at them. The computer's screen is showing live images of the macaw and her chicks, sent from a tiny ...

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