Vote for the Cher Bird!
Our cover features a striking image of the backside of a blue-and-yellow macaw, taken by Andrew Zuckerman. This "Cher bird," as a colleague calls it (can't you just see her draped in a costume reminscent of this dramatically-plumed bird?), is just one of a variety of charismatic characters appearing in Zuckerman's album Creature, which I wrote about in the same issue.
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