National Geographic : 1945 Feb
© National Geographic Society "Bright Eye Blood-red Like a Ruby in a Green-gold Setting" Lured by a cry, this inquisitive Squirrel Cuckoo came within 15 feet of the artist. Unlike parasitic European cuckoos, his tribe rears its young. When ripe, the ceiba seed covers will be kapok, a fluffy fiber used for stuffing. raul~m1u uy,aLer A.veouer Mexican Motmots Have Plucked Gaps inTheir Tail Feathers Among birds, this self-mutilation isunique; thereason isunknown. Tails, here pointed in opposite directions, swing likependulums. Below, thejungle creeps over a colossal stonehead carved bythevanished LaVentans.