Parrots Of The Wild

Author: Catherine A. Toft
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962648
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"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 Wild
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Catherine A. Toft, Timothy F. Wright
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-16 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"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
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Bittner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Crown

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the inspiring story of how one man found his life’s work—and true love—among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America’s most picturesque urban settings. Mark Bittner was down on his luck. He’d gone to San Francisco at the age of
Naturalized Parrots of the World
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Stephen Pruett-Jones
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-10 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"The first book to look at naturalized parrots with a global perspective, with a wide range of chapters by 36 leading researchers"--
Conservation of Exotic Wild Birds
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Protection
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Manual of Parrot Behavior
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Andrew Luescher
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This authoritative reference, the first of its kind, is a necessary addition to the library of any practitioner or behaviorist who sees avain companion animals. Because of their beauty, intelligence, playfulness and ability in mimicry, parrots are the most widely kept companion birds. It is estimated that more than half