If you take a boat up the massive Pᴇru Madre de Dios River or one of its tributaries in the western Amazon Basin, you might notice that the riverbanks are dotted with vivid reds and blues: this is the primary habitat of the macaws.
Rainbow-colored parrots congregate on these slopes with other bird species to test the sodium-rich soil. Tourists flock to see the colorful spectacle, and a group of birdwatching enthusiasts were treated to a particularly rare glimpse earlier in the year.
During a visit to the Banquillo clay lick, the group marveled at the brilliant plumage of a red and green macaw from a hide as they watched an ocelot pounce on the parrot and drag it down the clay bank into the dense jungle. beyond .