[Tweeters] Macaws Communicate Their Emotions By Blushing And Fluffing Facial Feathers

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 04:38:17 PDT 2018


Hello everyone,


most of you are familiar with parrots, so this study's findings probably
won't come as a surprise, but weirdly, it seems a lot of people weren't
aware of how parrots use facial expressions to communicate their emotional
state to others nearby. A new open-access study by a group in France
reports that blue-and-yellow macaws may fluff their head and facial
feathers and blush to visually communicate their emotions. this is the
first time this sort of visual communication has been documented in
parrots, but hopefully, this will not be the last study of its kind.


Macaws Communicate Their Emotions By Blushing And Fluffing Facial Feathers

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2018/08/23/macaws-communicate-their-emotions-by-blushing-and-fluffing-facial-feathers/

tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y822srkk


as always, thanks for reading. I hope you find this piece interesting and
perhaps illuminating, and that you share it with your parrot-pals on social
media and on Twitter.

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