Tag Archive: Orinoco

May 22 2013

How Guianan Indians change the color of the Macaw’s feathers

The cultivation of artificially colored feathers seems to have been an old practice in the western Guianas and beyond. The Indians of the upper Orinoco utilise a frog, allied to the Rana tinctoria, the blood of which, introduced into the skin of a parrot, in places where the feathers have been plucked out, occasions the …

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