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The Blue-headed Parrot, along with many other South American species of parrot, regularly visits clay banks along rivers to ingest the mineral to neutralize toxins the birds ingest with the seeds they eat.
|28cm (10.9 in)||234-295g (8.2-11.5 oz)|
Article "Blue-headed Pionus," by Susan Clubb, DVM
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Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
ML Media Collection Catalogue 138720, Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus, Seeholzer, Glenn, Ucayali, Peru, Sep. 9 2008, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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