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(noun) a method of hiding that allows an otherwise visible animal or object to remain unnoticed, by blending with its environment.


(noun) refers to the upper level of a forest formed by the tree crowns. 


(noun) the flesh of dead animals.  Parrots are not predators but they are opportunistic feeders and have been observed feeding on dead animals.


(noun) a hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).


(noun) an area located at the top of a parrot’s beak where a parrot’s nares (nostrils) are located. The cere can be waxy in texture and be different colors, depending on the species of parrot and the time of year. 


(noun) The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.


(noun) a common cavity at the end of the digestive tract for the release of both excretory and genital products in birds.


(noun) the eggs that a bird lays during one nesting cycle.  


(noun) the transparent (clear) tissue over the front of the eyeball, covering the iris and the pupil.


(noun) the comb or tuft of feathers on the head of a parrot.  


(noun) in a bird's digestive system, the crop is an expanded, muscular pouch near the gullet or throat. It is a part of the digestive tract. As with most other organisms that have a crop, the crop is used to temporarily store food.