National Geographic : 1963 Jan
Lighter fluid on cotton removes gummy birdlime from Aphantochroa cirrochloris.... Ruschi also carried a live owl on a stand. "The cabure do sol, the sun owl, lures the hummingbirds within reach. He is the birds' natural enemy, because he hunts by day. So whenever they catch him in the open they flock around and scold." Beside a road cut like a red slash in the side of a hill, Ruschi thrust a sapling into the ground and hung the cabure's plat form from it (page 90). The doctor attached a whiplike glass-fiber tip to his rod and smeared it with a sticky birdlime made of thickened linseed oil. Pursing his lips, he called in a series of soft, liquid whistles. Within seconds a small bird dropped out of the sky, perched in a bush 10 feet in front of the owl, and began to berate the predator with crying chirps. The little owl blinked his yellow eyes at us and looked bored. He had been doing this for seven years. Suddenly, like small dark dots in a pe Thirty-two bright-eyed captives in cloth coats, Dr. Ruschi's invention, ride an air- Held by the beak, Thalurania glaucopis fans air with wings, evaporating the fluid.... Straitjacketed in a shirt, Chlorostilbon aureo-ventris pucherani sips sugar water.