Book - Parrots of the Wild
If you are fascinated with parrots, you will love this book! For biologists, zookeepers, and anyone working with and researching parrots Parrots of the Wild brings together scientific exploration with features of interest to parrot enthusiasts, all in a conversational tone to inform and delight a broad audience. It’s hard to imagine anyone reading this volume and not marveling at all of the intricate aspects of these birds - this book succeeds in cultivating a deeper appreciation for their seemingly infinite complexity.
This book draws knowledge from the authors’ own research and from their exhaustive review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. Included are a variety of illustrations, featuring nearly ninety colour photos of wild parrots seen interacting with, and in, their natural surroundings.
The text ably covers evolutionary history of parrots, cognitive abilities, diet and foraging patterns, and mating and social behaviour. The authors also focus on conservation status in the wild and how different species are adjusting to man-made changes to their environment.
“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
“Contributes very significantly to our knowledge of these fascinating birds. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in parrots.” —Joseph M. Forshaw, Australian Museum, American Ornithologists Union
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