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Apr 24, 2015

The colorful macaws of chaotic Caracas

The colorful macaws of chaotic Caracas

Caracas, the world's second most violent city according to the United Nations, also suffers terrible traffic and residents spend hours in massive lines for scarce products. However, on antennae, rooves and windowsills, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) break the harsh routine. Though originally native to rainforests from Panama to Paraguay, they have adapted well to Caracas thanks to the exuberant tropical vegetation surging between skyscrapers.

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Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws fly in front of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A woman feeds macaws at her apartment's balcony in Los Palos Grandes neighborhood in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A woman feeds macaws at her apartment's balcony in Los Palos Grandes neighborhood in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws hang of a TV antenna of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Vittorio Poggi poses for a picture at his balcony in Caracas STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS

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Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws fly over buildings in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws fly in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws fly in front of office buildings in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A macaw eats sunflower seeds at a balcony in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Macaws fly over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A macaw flies over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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