We are not so different.
I love this, we are all just occupying different forms
“‘Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.’”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler. Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.
Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism. Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.
Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes. Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.
Smuggling is still present worldwide, sometimes occurring when and where you would least expect it…
To say that Salvatore Angius has a passion for parrots is an understatement.
I LOVE that this man is tracking and photographing these beautiful flocks that I had the opportunity to watch and video-tape during my time out in California. Hooray for the public championing wildlife!!
Very good article-please don’t impulsively buy chickens!