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Webmaster Posted 18-Feb-2015 16:58


From Science Daily on 18-Feb-2015 16:58

Yes, it is possible to study parrots with GPS trackers -- you just have to make them beak-proof. Researchers sealed GPS devices in tough polymer before attaching them to captured Keas (Nestor notabilis) using backpack harnesses. They successfully tracked 10 birds for a week and identified where and when they foraged, roosted, and interacted with tourists.

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