Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World

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A&C Black, 30 jul 2010 - 584 páginas
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.
 

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Mike Parr joined the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) in 1996 after graduating from the University of East Anglia, UK, and working for BirdLife International. He has coauthored several books including: Parrots - A Guide to the Parrots of the World, Important Bird Areas in the United States, and The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, along with numerous articles and papers. He is Chair of the Alliance for Zero Extinction and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Dr Tony Juniper CBE is a prominent environmental figure active in the defence of Nature for nearly 40 years. He has led major organisations, run global campaigns, written many books and advised at the
highest levels.

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