Parrots of the World

Author: Joseph M. Forshaw

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836208

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9622

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

Parrots

A Guide to Parrots of the World

Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135752

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 6705

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.

Parrots of the Wild

A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds

Author: Catherine A. Toft,Timothy F. Wright

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962648

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 5182

"Parrots of the Wild is an exhaustive compendium of information about parrots, from their evolutionary history to their behavior to present-day conservation issues. A must-have for anyone interested in these amazing creatures." —Irene M. Pepperberg, Professor at Harvard University and author of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process "If you like parrots then you'll love this book. From their evolutionary past to their modern-day love lives, Parrots of the Wild presents a suitably captivating read. I thought I knew a lot about parrots--until I delved into these pages." —Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? and Spix’s Macaw: The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Bird 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.

Parrots of the World

Author: Steve Brookes

Publisher: Reed New Holland

ISBN: 9781921517716

Category:

Page: 176

View: 5097

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.

Spix's Macaw

The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird

Author: Tony Juniper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743475518

Category: Nature

Page: 293

View: 7991

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 World of Amazon Parrots

Author: Dieter Hoppe

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780866229289

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 905

Discusses the care of Amazon parrots in captivity and describes the different species and subspecies of Amazon parrot

The Cockatoos

A Complete Guide to the 21 Species

Author: Edward John Mulawka

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476614717

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 1857

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.

Eiland

Roman

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492976581

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9959

Eines der Meisterwerke des berühmten europäischen Erzählers und Essayisten. 30Jahre nach seiner Albtraumvision »Schöne neue Welt« zählt »Eiland« ebenfalls zu den großen utopischen Romanen des 20.Jahrhunderts. Huxley entwirft darin eine Gemeinschaft, die die Prinzipien des Guten und der Freiheit konsequent anwendet.

Parrot Culture

Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird

Author: Bruce Thomas Boehrer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201353

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4037

After completing his conquest of the Persian empire, Alexander the Great maneuvered his army across the Hindu Kush and into India. During his two years there, he traveled from dry frigid mountains to humid tropical lowlands and then back across one of the most punishing deserts on the planet. He fought a series of desperate battles against strange foes mounted on war-elephants, suffering wounds that nearly killed him. And when he eventually turned homeward, he brought with him specimens of a rare, magical species, a bird that could speak with a human voice. Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvelous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit—or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world. Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism. Boehrer identifies the poignant irony in the way parrots became ubiquitous as symbols and mascots, while suffering near extinction at the hands of those who desired them. Exploring their presence and meanings in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture also celebrates the beauty, intelligence, and personality of these birds, whose fate will say as much about us and the world we have created as it will about them.

State of the World 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916360

Category: Nature

Page: 254

View: 4990

The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

Papageienkunde

Biologie, Verhalten, Haltung ; Artenauswahl der Sittiche und Papageien ; mit 20 Tabellen

Author: N.A

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783826331749

Category:

Page: 550

View: 9709


The Birds of Turkey

Author: Guy Kirwan,Barbaros Demirci,Hilary Welch,Kerem Boyla,Metehan Özen,Peter Castell,Tim Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108941

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 4666

Turkey is a popular destination for birders and tourists, and although there has been much published on its birds over the past 40 years, there has never been a comprehensive avifauna. The Birds of Turkey redresses this. It contains a detailed account of every species on the Turkish list, with a full breakdown of records and status, distribution in Turkey, and taxonomy. There are also authoritative introductory chapters on geography, climate, habitats, history of ornithology and conservation.

Of Parrots and People

The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species

Author: Mira Tweti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633916

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 518

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 Pet Parrot Book

Author: Peter J. Snyder

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764106088

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 4519

Explores the future of parrots in a world of shrinking habitats and provides instructions on daily care of pet parrots

The Sixth Extinction

Journeys Among the Lost and Left Behind

Author: Terry Glavin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466873582

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 4838

The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human legacy of languages and our ways of living, seeing, and knowing. Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented, catastrophic vanishing of animals, plants, and human cultures. He argues that the language of environmentalism is inadequate in describing the unraveling of the vast system in which all these extinctions are actually related. And he writes that we're no longer gaining knowledge with every generation. We're losing it. In the face of what he describes as a dark and gathering sameness upon the Earth, Glavin embarks on a global journey to meet the very things we're losing (a distinct species every ten minutes, a unique vegetable variety every six hours, an entire language every two weeks) and on the way encounters some of the world's wonderful, rare things: a human-sized salmon in Russia; a mysterious Sino-Tibetan song-language; a Malayan tiger, the last of its kind; and a strange tomato that tastes just like black cherry ice cream. And he finds hope in the most unlikely places---a macaw roost in Costa Rica; a small village in Ireland; a relic community of Norse whalers in the North Atlantic; the vault beneath the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew; and the throne room of the Angh of Longwa in the eastern Himalayas. A fresh narrative take on the usual doom and gloom environmentalism, The Sixth Extinction draws upon zoology, biology, ecology, anthropology, and mythology to share the joys hidden within the long human struggle to conserve the world's living things. Here, we find hope in what's left: the absolute and stunning beauty in the Earth's last cultures and creatures.

Parrots

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Author: Noel F. R. Snyder

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831705040

Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 4287


Pediatrics of Common and Uncommon Species, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Kristine Kuchinski Broome

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744468

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 5356

The busy exotic animal practitioner will find this unique issue packed with useful, practical information on the exotic animal pediatrics. The majority of the issue will cover anesthesia, nutrition, chiropracty, and pediatrics in psittacines, reptiles, fish, exotic hoofstock and small mammals.

Lineolated Parakeets

Extraordinary Parrots in Compact Format

Author: Sigrid März

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735721834

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 4732

Now also available in English! Lineolated Parakeets, Extraordinary Parrots in Compact Format. 80 colored pages with a lot of helpful photos. This guide gives you the information you need on: - creating a suitable living environment, including tips on how to design your cage or aviary as well as ways to socialize and familiarize the birds with their new living space. - special dietary requirements. - finding out what your bird's behaviour really means. Contains double-sided overviews on: - appearane. - nutrition. - illnesses. - behavior. This book is a project of the 'Lineolated Parakeet Network'.