Friday, February 28, 2014
Quicksilver the African Grey Parrot and his Nictitating Membrane (Nictitating Eyelid)
Having never seen any evidence of a nictitating membrane after almost 15 years of watching Silver full time plus other parrots on and off , I was quite surprised to see the above.
Silver definitely has a nictitating membrane.
I've been watching "third eyelids" shield and unshield on Red-tailed Hawk eyes for years.
Boy, do I feel dumb.
But then again, Silver's eyes
a lot smaller than theirs.
That's something anyway.
African Grey Parrot
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