Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide

Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide

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by Matt Cameron
     
 

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Have you ever wondered what parrots eat in the wild? Or why so many species live in the Amazon? How intelligent are parrots? What is the world’s rarest parrot? Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide provides detailed, factual answers to the ninety questions most on our minds.

There are more than 350 species of these colorful callers, ranging in size

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Overview

Have you ever wondered what parrots eat in the wild? Or why so many species live in the Amazon? How intelligent are parrots? What is the world’s rarest parrot? Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide provides detailed, factual answers to the ninety questions most on our minds.

There are more than 350 species of these colorful callers, ranging in size from the diminutive lovebird to the massive macaw. Many species can live to be octogenarians in captivity—sometimes outliving their human caretakers by decades.

The beautiful plumage of parrots and the ability to mimic sounds are both a blessing and a curse. A number of species are in danger of extinction because they are captured and sold into the pet trade by unscrupulous dealers. Fortunately, most parrot owners and retailers rely on captive breeding, although an appalling amount of wild collection continues.

In addition to discussing parrot behavior and biology, Matt Cameron reveals the truth about the trade in wild parrots and explains what each of us can do to help save native populations. Whether you are a parrot owner, birder, ornithologist, or curious naturalist, you will find that Cameron asks and fully answers every question you have about these incredible birds.

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Editorial Reviews

Guardian
A good general introduction to the biology of parrots.

— Ian Paulse, Grrl Scientist

Wildlife Activist
Cameron does a nice job of detailing parrots in general while also highlighting various specific species. The Q&A format presents the material in short focused sections making for an easy read.

— Robert E. Hoopes

Guardian - Ian Paulse

A good general introduction to the biology of parrots.

Wildlife Activist - Robert E. Hoopes

Cameron does a nice job of detailing parrots in general while also highlighting various specific species. The Q&A format presents the material in short focused sections making for an easy read.

Ibis - Lucy Aplin

The text is encyclopaedic and unexpectedly complex, reviewing behaviour, evolution and ecology. Anybody with a passion for parrots and parrot research (and there are plenty of us out there), whether professional, amateur or pet-owner, will find plenty to engage and maintain their interest in this text.

Australian Field Ornithology - Stephen Debus

Essential reading for aspiring parrot students, and for anyone owning or contemplating a pet parrot or cockatoo, but also enjoyable and informative reading for anyone interested in parrots. The series seems a most worthy one, and this volume is highly recommended to bird enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421405445
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Series:
The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Cameron is an independent scholar and the author of Cockatoos.

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