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Parrots' colour scheme is a real cracker
Monday, August 08 2005 @ 06:00 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Conservation By Deborah Smith Science Editor
July 23, 2005

Now the puzzle of the unique colour scheme of the Australian eclectus parrot has been solved in an eight-year study by researchers who climbed tall rainforest trees to observe them in their nests.

Robert Heinsohn, of the Australian National University, said the males and females were so different-looking they were originally mistaken as separate species. "There is no other bird like it," he said.

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Kitsap WAs parrots remain free birds
Monday, August 08 2005 @ 05:34 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News BRENT CHAMPACO; The News Tribune Published: July 16th, 2005 12:01 AM

A now-famous colony of Quaker parrots, whose home atop a South Kitsap cell phone tower ignited a passionate animal rights debate, has gone on the lam.

Cingular Wireless was getting ready to replace the animals 60-foot-tall tower with one nearly twice as tall. State wildlife officials decided the birds should be captured and relocated to a more controlled environment.

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Parrots Name Each Other
Monday, July 18 2005 @ 11:12 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News July 11, 2005

Humans invented the names Big Bird and Tweety Bird, but new evidence suggests at least one species of parrot creates its own names for friends and family members.

Since vocal labeling indicates that the namer must first be able to imagine the individual or object in its mind,the discovery likely means bird thoughts and communication are far more complex and closer to human levels than previously realized.

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Monk Parrots in Greewood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, July 09 2005 @ 02:30 PM UTC
Contributed by: Birdlover
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General News Does anyone know if it is possible to move the nests in Edgewater, NJ to a safer place for the birds? They have been nesting in Brooklyn, at the Greenwood Cemetery for years. There has to be some way to protect these birds.

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Kakapo chicks ready to leave home
Friday, June 10 2005 @ 05:41 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Conservation Nelson's rarest chicks have become awkward teenagers, and it won't be long before they are kicked out of home.

Four kakapo chicks are being handraised at a rented house in a secret location in Nelson [New Zealand]. Five were taken from their home near Stewart Island in April after failing to put on weight in the wild.

Department of Conservation kakapo technical officer Daryl Eason said although one had died the remaining chicks were thriving.

10 June 2005
By SALLY KIDSON

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Quaker Parakeet Nest Teardowns in Edgewater, New Jersey
Tuesday, May 17 2005 @ 08:09 PM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
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Conservation This Monday, May 17th, PSE&G crews destroyed a significant number of nests built by wild Quaker (AKA "monk") parakeets in Edgewater, New Jersey. This action was not unexpected, but it was very painful to watch. What follows is my report.

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