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A group of blue-headed parrots cling to the vertical, clay cliffs that line the Manu River in Peru's Amazon Basin. The noisy, foot-tall parrots congregate each morning to nibble minerals embedded in the clay. The minerals counter toxins the birds ingest when eating certain nuts and fruits included in their diet.

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A group of blue-headed parrots cling to the vertical, clay cliffs that line the Manu River in Peru's Amazon Basin. The noisy, foot-tall parrots congregate each morning to nibble minerals embedded in the clay. The minerals counter toxins the birds ingest when eating certain nuts and fruits included in their diet.

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