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Macaw Feather Headdress
Various macaw species
Psittacidae (macaws and other parrots)
All macaws and other parrots are protected by international treaty (CITES).
What’s the Story?
This is a close-up of a large feather headdress from the Amazon basin. While it is legal for native tribes to make and use these culturally important objects, their international trade is strictly regulated
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