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National Bird Day Endorsement - Douglas Causey, Senior Biologist & Ornithologist, Harvard
Tuesday, December 16 2003 @ 05:54 PM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
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General News All wild birds have protected status in the US, in response to our concern over decades about their population declines. And yet that same kind of protection is not given to wild birds native to other countries when we permit trade here that impacts their lives. Even when that trade is unsustainable or inhumane.

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Problems with the Wild and Domestic Bird Trade
Monday, December 15 2003 @ 06:20 PM UTC
Contributed by: monica
Views: 4937
General News Any legal trade in exotic species, whether wild-caught or captive-bred, usually leads to an increase in popularity and demand for the animals as "pets," a demand for which there are always people eager to supply the pet market to make a fast buck, usually at the animal's expense.

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An economic assessment of the potential for predator management to benefit Puerto Rican parrots
Wednesday, December 10 2003 @ 04:57 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 5210
Conservation Engeman RM, Shwiff SA, Cano F, Constantin B
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
46 (2): 283-292 SEP 2003

Abstract:
The Puerto Rican parrot is one of the ten most endangered birds in the world, with the only wild population comprised of 30-40 birds. Predation has been identified as one of the factors limiting Puerto Rican parrot productivity in the wild, and the loss of a very few birds can have a great impact on the species. Management of red-tailed hawks, and black rats, feral cats and Indian mongooses, as well as further management of pearly-eyed thrashers is potentially beneficial to the parrot population. Because funding for the recovery of this rare species is finite, an analytical examination of the economics of predator management as a species enhancement method can provide managers with a solid basis for justifying and implementing this management approach.

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Wild Monk Parrots of Brooklyn
Sunday, December 07 2003 @ 07:22 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Travel In and around streets and fields of Brooklyn College, Monk parrots thrive. The neighborhood values these transplanted bits of the wild, and reseachers at the college are observing their everyday habits.

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Stereotypies in caged parrots, schizophrenia and autism: evidence for a common mechanism
Saturday, December 06 2003 @ 10:43 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News Here we show that stereotypy in captive Orange-Wing Amazon Parrots (Amazona amazonica) is correlated with poor performance on the same psychiatric task (the 'gambling task') as stereotypy in autistic and schizophrenic patients.

Garner JP, Meehan CL, Mench JA
BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH
145 (1-2): 125-134 OCT 17 2003

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Ecotour Log: Los Ebanos, Tamaulipas, Mexico by J. Marie Digatono
Friday, December 05 2003 @ 09:40 PM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
Views: 8410
Travel Just back from our ecotour to amazon country, we are truly in awe of what we have been fortunate enough to see! A pair of Amazona oratrix (Double Yellow-headed Amazons) flew directly over as we began our first morning tour, giving new visitors a taste of the excitement to come. Oratrix always seem to be having so much fun out there in the big open sky, yodeling duets with their mates and squawking at others who dare to land on "their" branch. That first afternoon, we got to observe a group of nine fairly closely!

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