Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World

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Yale University Press, 1998 - Nature - 584 pages
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This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly colored or even gaudy, but a few are drab, and some are nocturnal and flightless. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasia and South America.

This book includes 88 superb color illustrations of every species and most identifiable subspecies of parrot, as well as range maps of their locations. It offers many first-hand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variation. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered.

 

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Contents

Introductlon 7
Conservatlon Status
26
Systematlc Sectlon
217

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About the author (1998)

Tony Juniper was formerly the parrot conservation officer of ICBP (now BirdLife International). He is currently the campaign director of Friends of the Earth. Michael Parr is director of international development with the American Bird Conservancy.

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