Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World

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A&C Black, Jul 30, 2010 - Science - 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 flightess. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasian 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 firsthand 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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Tony Juniper is director of Friends of the Earth and vice-chair of Friends of the Earth International. His environmental work spans more than twenty years and ranges from public awareness activities to global campaigns to protect the environment. He is a naturalist and ornithologist and the coauthor of the award-winning Parrots: A Guide to the Parrots of the World and Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird. He lives in England.

Robin Restall is the principal author and sole illustrator of Birds of Northern South America.

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