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In a letter dated May 30, 1931, the donor, Dr. Rocha Thury, tells how he found this piece: “(…) which I found on the fringes of a tributary stream of Anamã Lake, having led it with the purpose of offering to the Institute …” “(…) I regret that only this small part is found in the small vessel, for the rest was broken by ignorant passers-by, leading the pieces of which they thought to be used as a whetstone.” “(…) the figure, unfortunately, finds himself without a head, which was taken by a fisherman, who, using the harpoon he carried, took it as a mere joke, telling me that this head had rays like those of the sun.” Piece of the IGHA archaeological collection (Geographical-Historical Institute of Amazonas).

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Two kissing macaws

Scarlet macaws (Ara macao). Eternally faithful, wacaws have only one companion for their lifetime. P01_001 | Nikon F5 | Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 | 1991 | Leonide Principe, CCPA Collection

From Leonide Principe Archive

Scarlet macaws (Ara macao). Eternally faithful, wacaws have only one companion for their lifetime.
P01_001 | Nikon F5 | Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 | 1991 | Leonide Principe, CCPA Collection