Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World
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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Adult male Amazon Amazon basin areas Argentina Australia belly bend of wing bill birds blackish blue Bolivia Brazil bright brown captivity cheeks Cockatoo collar Colombia Conure crown dark darker DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS dull duller ear-coverts eastern ECOLOGY Ecuador edge feeding Fig Parrot flight feathers flocks forecrown forest Forshaw GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION green macaw Guinea habitat habitat loss Hanging Parrot head hindneck IDENTIFICATION Immature innerwebs iris islands lores Lorikeet Lory lower lowlands Macaw mainly green mandible mantle margins MEASUREMENTS Wing montane nape nest nominate northern numbers occurs orange orange-red outer feathers outerwebs pale paler Parakeet Parrotlet patch periophthalmic Peru Plate plumage primary coverts races Rainbow Lorikeet range roost savanna seeds SEX/AGE Female SEX/AGE Sexes similar sides of neck species suffusion Sulphur-crested Cockatoo sympatric tarsus Text and map throat tips trees underparts undertail undertail-coverts Underwing underwing-coverts upper breast upper mandible upperparts Venezuela VOICE wing-coverts woodland yellow yellowish yellowish-green