(WWF via National Geographic) New Amazon Species
The Bald and the Beautiful
Birders were aflutter when the bald parrot’s discovery was announced in 2002, largely because few people could believe such a large and colorful bird could go unnoticed by science.
The parrot is known from only two regions of the Brazilian Amazon: the Lower Madeira River and the headwaters of the Tapajós River. Both habitats are under threat from logging, WWF says.