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Title:
Parrots : a guide to parrots of the world
Author:
Juniper, Tony.
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Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
584 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780300074536
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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 flightless. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasia 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 first-hand 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.


Author Notes

Tony Juniper was formerly the parrot conservation officer of ICBP (now BirdLife International). He is currently the campaign director of Friends of the Earth. Michael Parr is director of international development with the American Bird Conservancy.


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Choice Review

In this excellent book on the field identification of parrots, Juniper and Parr meet a need in the birding world. A total of 350 species of parrots including cockatoos, parakeets, lories, and lovebirds are discussed in detail. There are 88 fine plates illustrating every species and most identifiable subspecies, as well as range maps of their locations. The ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variations are also reviewed. Up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered are also treated. At the beginning of the book, notes on style and layout offer readers an idea of how to use the volume. Natural history, threats, and captive breeding are also discussed at the beginning of the book. Thorough bibliography; index listing vernacular and scientific names. Highly recommended for all libraries. General readers; undergraduates through faculty; two-year technical program students. C. J. Pollard emeritus, Los Angeles Unified School District