A scarlet macaw, purportedly unearthed from a Nasca cemetery at Carrizales, kept its colors as it dried naturally in the region's hot, dry soil. Imported live from the Amazon rain forest far to the east, it was most probably kept as a pet and perhaps eventually buried with its owner.
Text Source: Hall, Stephen. (2010, March). "Peru's Nasca Lines." National Geographic, 217(3), 77.
- Robert Clark