Cockatoos

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Csiro Publishing, 2007 - Nature - 220 pages
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Cockatoos are large, intelligent and attractive birds. Of the twenty-one recognized species, fourteen occur in Australia, with three of these also found in New Guinea. Seven species are distributed across the islands of south-east Asia. While many species are common or abundant, an increasing number face extinction due to habitat loss, the illegal bird trade and global warming.

Extensively illustrated, Cockatoos looks at the ecology and conservation of these iconic birds, including their evolution, distribution, feeding and reproduction. It examines the pest status of cockatoos, the impact of the illegal bird trade and the role played by aviculturists in cockatoo conservation programs.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Cockatoo species
9
3 Evolution
43
4 Colour size and shape
57
5 Habitats and distribution
71
6 Movements
103
7 Food and feeding
113
8 Reproduction
129
9 Cockatoos as pests
153
10 Trade in cockatoos
163
11 Conservation
175
Appendices
189
References
197
Index
211
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About the author (2007)

Matt Cameron has worked in the field of natural resource management for nearly 20 years, with a particular emphasis on threatened species conservation. He has undertaken research on a range of species groups including invertebrates, waterbirds, reptiles, raptors and cockatoos. The results of this work have been published in national and international scientific journals. He is currently based in country NSW, where he is employed by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

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