Parrots of the World

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Princeton University Press, Sep 27, 2010 - Nature - 336 pages
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From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world--and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution--Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world.

  • The only parrot guide to focus on geographical distribution
  • Covers all 356 species
  • Features 146 color plates depicting all species and well-differentiated subspecies
  • Provides detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status
  • Includes color distribution maps
  • Shows where to observe each species in the wild
 

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Contents

Preface
8
Plan of the Book
10
Introduction
15
Parrots in the Australasian Distribution Plates 162
22
Parrots in the AfroAsian Distribution Plates 6376
146
Parrots in the Neotropical Distribution Plates 77144
174
Extinct or Presumed Extinct Parrots Plates 145146
310
Index of English Names
314
Index of Scientific Names
320
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Joseph M. Forshaw is one of Australia's foremost ornithologists and a world-renowned expert on parrots. His books include Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide (Princeton). Frank Knight has been an illustrator for three decades, producing artwork for scientific papers, books, and lectures. His books include The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia.

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