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Urban Jungle: Lost in the Land of Parrots
Thursday, February 05 2004 @ 06:46 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Travels into the heart of a wild parrot metropolis left me with a feeling akin to what a parrot must feel when taken out of its world and into our own. Charlie the parrot was taken from a vast psittacine metropolis, to live in a NYC apartment; but he led me, a city kid, out of my urban jungle and into the verdant cities of his own.


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Parrots Housed in Pairs Fair Better than Singles, research shows
Friday, January 23 2004 @ 08:22 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News It has been suggested that isolation from conspecifics may contribute to the development of abnormal behaviors that are common in captive parrots, including stereotypy, feather plucking, excessive fearfulness and aggression. Thus, we assessed the influence of isosexual pair housing on the development of these behaviors, as well as the incidence of illness and injury, in young Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica).

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Awesome Careers That are For the Birds
Wednesday, January 21 2004 @ 08:40 AM UTC
Contributed by: paulafitz
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General News "What type of career can I find that involves companion birds?" is a question that many of us bird lovers have pondered at one time or another. Answers to this question are provided in "The Companion Bird Lover's Guide to Careers" (PJ Publications, 2004). Provides valuable information about careers involving companion birds -- including avian rescue founder and director, avian veterinarian, veterinarian technician, freelance writer, marketing manager, bird boarding entrepreneur, and selling wares to the companion bird market. Information about this new booklet -- as well as articles about companion birds -- is available at http://www.pjpublications.com.

Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis: Short History of Sightings in Florida
Tuesday, January 20 2004 @ 03:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
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Conservation The Red-crowned Parrot is a popular species in the pet trade, where it is often known as the Green-cheeked Parrot. It is native to the eastern coast of Mexico and was one of the first of the amazons to appear in numbers in South Florida.

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Parrot's oratory stuns scientists - BBC article
Sunday, January 18 2004 @ 02:21 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News Feathered prodigy: N'kisi leads the field

The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour.

He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human
child would do.

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Harvesting, local trade, and conservation of parrots in the Northeastern Peruvian Amazon
Monday, January 12 2004 @ 01:03 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 4549
Conservation Gonzalez JA
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
114 (3): 437-446 DEC 2003

Abstract:
In some places of the northeastern Peruvian Amazon the harvesting and local trade of parrot nestlings is still a common practice (loreada) that takes place every year between February and April, despite being banned by the national laws. Between 1996 and 1999, 1 monitored the use of these birds in 3890-ha of Mauritia flexuosa-palm swamps, located close to the village of Victoria (Loreto, Peru). Seven species of parrots were collected by local poachers in the study area, with Amazonia amazonica (61.1% of the captures) and Ara ararauna (25.9%) the most commonly harvested.

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