Creation Tidbits – The Macaws
Macaws are the largest and the brightest in the parrot family. They are easy to recognize, because they are big colorful birds. Macaws live in the tropical parts of South, Central America.Â The biggest macawâ€™s wingspan is around four feet, the smallest macaws wingspan is fifteen inches. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.
Some of the macaw species are known for their impressive size. The largest parrot in length and wingspan is the Hyacinth Macaw. The heaviest macaw is the Buffon’s, although the heaviest parrot is the flightless Kakapo.
What’s So Special About The Macaws?
Macaws eat poisonous berry seedsÂ as a main part of their diet, they also eat a clay that absorbs the poison and provides much needed minerals . The fact that Macaws instinctively eat the clay from riverbanks to absorb dangerous poisons in the food they eat,Â is a problem for the evolutionary theory, because the Macaws had to have this instinct not built into them over millions of years, but at the moment they were created, or else the species would not have survived.
“For since the creation of the world Godâ€™s invisible qualitiesâ€”his eternal power and divine natureâ€”have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.” Romans 1:20-22
The clay-eating behavior by macaws is not seen outside the Amazon region even though macaws in these areas consume toxic foods such as the seeds of Hura crepitans, or Sandbox Tree, which has toxic sap. One unpublished theory is that these birds also consume other plants containing detoxifying agents such as tannins that neutralize the toxins. God gave the Macaw everything necessary to survive and thrive against these poisonous agents.
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