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The initiation of cancer is now being recognized to have a major life- style component, even the National Cancer Society has recognized that greater than 60% of all cancers are life-style related. Since the mind is the interface between our perceptions and our biology, our consciousness is the primary mediating factor in precipitating a cancer. -Bruce H. Lipton
I think I have figured out why this bird is called a violet-ear I've been in the hummingbird aviary at the zoo a lot. I've seen this bird pretty much every time. Today was the first time I saw it do this. Another bird was getting a drink or something above it and it got mad. These ear-flaps suddenly flipped up and it chittered up a storm.
This uniquely-plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt current. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on the both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet. The Inca Tern is a large tern, 16 in long. Sexes are similar; the adult is mostly slate-grey with white restricted to the facial plumes and the trailing edges of the wings. The large bill and legs are dark red.