The Operation Macaws

Mating trick to recapture MR’s macaws

( April 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Avurudu week escape of three exotic macaws from the Janadipathi Mandiraya (President’s House) was to cause some flutter.It was none other than President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who noticed that the birds were missing when he went to feed them the morning after he returned from Avurudu festivities in the South.

One of the birds, a female, was re-captured from the Defence Services College at Kompannaveediya (Slave Island).

Two others, female birds, were located in Modera but a re-capture became a difficult task. They gave the slip to those attempting to re-capture them.
Soon an ornithologist in the re-capture team realised there was a way out. He brought a male macaw to the scene and attracted the duo. Soon the two females were drawn in.

Courtesy: The Sunday Times, Colombo


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