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
Author: Joseph M. Forshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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.
A Guide to Parrots of the World
Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper
Publisher: A&C Black
Parrots of the Wild explores recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent and rarest of birds. Catherine A. Toft and Tim Wright discuss the evolutionary history of parrots and how this history affects perceptual and cognitive abilities, diet and foraging patterns, and mating and social behavior. The authors also discuss conservation status and the various ways different populations are adapting to a world that is rapidly changing. The book focuses on general patterns across the 350-odd species of parrots, as well as what can be learned from interesting exceptions to these generalities. A synthetic account of the diversity and ecology of wild parrots, this book distills knowledge from the authors’ own research and from their review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. The book is enhanced by an array of illustrations, including nearly ninety color photos of wild parrots represented in their natural habitats. Parrots of the Wild melds scientific exploration with features directed at the parrot enthusiast to inform and delight a broad audience.
A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds
Author: Catherine A. Toft,Timothy F. Wright
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Das Buch, das Julian Barnes’ Weltruhm begründete Geoffrey Braithwaite, englischer Arzt im Ruhestand, hat eine große Leidenschaft: Gustave Flaubert. Im Laufe seiner Untersuchungen über Leben und Werk des großen französischen Schriftstellers und darüber, welcher ausgestopfte Papagei denn nun tatsächlich auf Flauberts Schreibtisch gestanden hat, enthüllt Dr. Braithwaite widerwillig auch immer mehr von seiner eigenen Geschichte.Eine geistreiche literarische Tour de Force, die Julian Barnes’ Weltruhm begründete. »Literaturgeschichte, Anekdotensammlung, Reisebericht, philosophisches Vexierspiel und spaßige Geschichte in einem, vermischt mit einem Krimi der Eifersucht – mehr kann man nicht verlangen.« Hellmuth Karasek
Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Parrots have always captured the imagination of humans thanks to their bright plumage and ability to mimic speech. This beautifully illustrated book on the world's parrots explores all aspects of their lives, as well as the various parrot families, and showcases beautiful photography from around the world. It will also look at threats facing parrots and conservation issues that are relevant. The text will be serious but also readable and accessible to a wide audience. The introduction includes sections on feeding, courtship, breeding and adaptations. There is a chapter on each parrot family, from the huge macaws and cockatoos to the diminutive hangingparrots and parrotlets, and including everything from the familiar budgerigar, which is known as a popular family pet around the world, to those species and families with special features, such as the Kea, Burrowing Parrot and Night Parrot. Closing chapters look at parrots and humans (banding, the pet trade, etc), threats and conservation and gives a comprehensive checklist of Parrot species and subspecies. In short this will be the best and most up to date book of its size available on the subject. It will appeal to all birdwatchers and nature-lovers everywhere, as well as to people who keep parrots as pets, and to the general public as a gift book.
Author: Steve Brookes
Publisher: Reed New Holland
Describes the desperate race against time to save a rare blue parrot, the Spix's Macaw, from extinction, by calling for private collectors to allow their birds to mate with the last wild specimen, a bird that had lived for years without a mate, in a dramatic story of the humans who had brought the species to the brink of annihilation. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird
Author: Tony Juniper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discusses the care of Amazon parrots in captivity and describes the different species and subspecies of Amazon parrot
Author: Dieter Hoppe
Publisher: TFH Publications
Explores the future of parrots in a world of shrinking habitats and provides instructions on daily care of pet parrots
Author: Peter J. Snyder
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Before Martha Stewart named him her “pet keeper,” and before millions of people turned to him for advice, Marc Morrone had a simple dream: to learn everything he possibly could about every kind of animal and share that knowledge with others. In this lively, colorful memoir, Morrone offers a heartfelt and candid look inside a life well-lived with creatures great and small, from the domestic to the exotic, from frisky ferrets to renegade reptiles to rare parrots. Morrone is an enthusiastic champion of all animals—furred, feathered, or scaled, domestic or wild—and his lifelong adventures take us from his internationally renowned pet store, Parrots of the World, to his home and personal menagerie, covering his media roles on both television and radio. Inspiring, informative, and frequently amazing, Morrone’s story is a memorable tribute to one man’s passion for the world of animals and his enduring commitment to their care. In A Man for All Species, animal expert Marc Morrone weaves thrilling, inspiring, strange, and often hilarious experiences with practical advice gleaned over his forty-year career, revealing a world of adventure and anguish, humor and heart, that every pet owner and animal lover will recognize. From the Hardcover edition.
The Remarkable Adventures of an Animal Lover and Expert Pet Keeper
Author: Marc Morrone,Nancy Ellis-Bell
Over 80 illustrations. The acrobatic antics of parrots have long delighted humans. These much loved birds are still cherished as pets, and the more exotic their plumage, the more desirable they are. Here is a vivid look at the wide variety of parrot species found in the Americas, the Pacific, Asia, and Africa, brilliantly captured in 80 full-color photographs. Their value to the pet market and the growing degradation of their habitats mean that conservation for these creatures is increasingly necessary. The lessons learned in this vibrant and colorful volume will give a greater understanding of the place and importance of these magnificent birds in the wild.
A Portrait of the Animal World
Author: Ben Sonder
Mumble ist noch ein flauschiges Eulenküken, als Martin Windrow sie bei sich aufnimmt. 15 Jahre lang sollten die beiden unzertrennlich bleiben. Anrührend, charmant und mit unnachahmlich britischem Humor erzählt Windrow, wie die kleine Eule seinen Alltag auf den Kopf stellt. Er berichtet von Mumbles Leidenschaft, Schnürsenkel zu jagen, von ihren lausigen Landungen nach waghalsigen Flugmanövern und ihrem großen Bedürfnis nach Streicheleinheiten. Amüsiert lässt er die Reaktionen seiner irritierten Mitmenschen Revue passieren, die aber irgendwann akzeptieren: Windrow und Mumble sind Freunde geworden. Die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Beziehung – die uns en passant alles über die Biologie und Mythologie der Eulen lehrt.
Mein Leben mit Mumble
Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
There are an estimated 50 million parrots in the United States today. Their intelligence and extraordinary personalities make them beloved members of the families that bring them into their homes. In Of Parrots and People, award-winning journalist and long-time parrot owner Mira Tweti reveals the complex world of parrots-their astonishing intellect, often-intimate relationships with humans, and, unfortunately, the calamitous practices of the bird industry. Delving into the secret world of the global parrot trade, Tweti documents the forces driving these remarkable creatures to the brink of extinction. A critical addition to the popular shelf of books about animals and their behavior, Of Parrots and People is a startling wake-up call in the tradition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
Author: Mira Tweti
This reference book on the cockatoo family provides a comprehensive physical description of the various species of this exotic parrot, the habitat they favor, and their distribution and behaviors both in the wild and in captivity. Their reproductive history is examined, as is the possibility of breeding sufficient numbers in captivity to develop sustainable populations for re-introduction to their original habitat should they become extinct in the wild. The book explores the historical encounters of the various species with Europeans two centuries ago. That early history provides considerable insight to the cockatoo’s popularity and to efforts to breed them in captivity. Many cockatoo species face a perilous future. As their native forests are logged, the cockatoos lose not only suitable nesting and roosting sites, but native foods. Additionally, despite conservation laws governing the capture of wild cockatoos, their desirability as an avian pet has spawned a worldwide illicit trade critically endangering some species to the point that they face extinction in the wild.
A Complete Guide to the 21 Species
Author: Edward John Mulawka
Category: Political Science
Joseph M. Forshaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on parrots, calls attention to the threats they face: they are one of the most endangered groups of birds, with a growing number of species nearing extinction. The main threats arise from habitat loss through deforestation and agricultural development and from the taking of birds for the international live-bird trade. Vanished and Vanishing Parrots brings together information on species that have become extinct in historical times with information on species that are in danger of becoming extinct to increase public awareness of the plight of these magnificent birds. Vivid colour plates by the wildlife artist Frank Knight draw attention to the spectacular species that we have lost or that could be lost. Forshaw’s work gives us fascinating insight into these endangered and extinct parrots. Vanished and Vanishing Parrots will be a valuable reference for scientific, ornithological and avicultural organisations, as well as individual lovers of birds and of illustrated natural history books.
Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species
Author: Joseph Forshaw,Frank Knight
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.
Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten
Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence
Publisher: MVG Verlag