Paraguayan police arrested four kidnappers rare parrots and rescued 211 birds reported on Wednesday night by the Associated Press.
Birds species Amazona aestiva — sinelobye Amazons — in the Red Book, which, however, does not prevent many fans of these beautiful birds to keep them as pets. Well feathered Amazonian forest dwellers threaten local people who destroy the birds for the looting of orchards and maize plantations. In addition, the Paraguayans like to eat tender meat of these parrots.
Seized from poachers Amazon law enforcement agencies sent to the local national park. According to the staff of the park, many birds are very young and can not fly. When young parrots will learn the art of flight, they are returned to their natural habitats.
Sinelobye Amazons reach a length of about 40 centimeters, their plumage is pale green color with a dark border around the edges. Forehead parrots, as you might guess from the name, blue eyes, "summed up" white and yellow spots on the head. These birds are valued for the opportunity to learn to talk, though untrained parrots very unpleasant and squawk. In the captive birds live up to 80 years and are able to distinguish owners from strangers.