The Nazca lines depict many images and also many birds, which seem to be exotic species, according to scientists.
Some of the birds that can be seen represented in the Nazca lines are hermits, pelicans and what appears to be a juvenile parrot, you can read in Newsweek.
“By studying the morphology of 16 of the geoglyphs, researchers say that many of the birds should be re-classified and that they have a better understanding of what the species will be”, the aforementioned media said.
The lines are believed to have been created between the 4th century BC and the 10th century AD and more than 2,500 have been identified.
“Previously, scientists analyzing the lines identified several different species of bird. These include hummingbirds, a duck, a flamingo, a guano bird and a mockingbird. However, these studies are generally based on a few traits”, Newsweek wrote.
The newest research compared the morphology of the birds to species that can be found in Peru and the findings indicate that they are more consistent with exotic birds. This means that the people who created them made trips to the coast.
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