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Americans farmed a huge and raucous parrot a millennium ago

North Central American Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera)

The scarlet macaw, which is native to the tropics, may have been bred by prehistoric North Americans more than 1,000 years ago. Credit: Roland Seitre/Minden Pictures/Getty

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Nature 560, 412 (2018)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05932-1

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