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Parrots of the World

Out of Print
By: Steve Brookes(Author)
176 pages, 120 colour photos
Parrots of the World
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  • Parrots of the World ISBN: 9781921517716 Paperback May 2018 Out of Print #228320
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Parrots have always captured the imagination of humans thanks to their bright plumage and ability to mimic speech. This beautifully illustrated book on the world's parrots explores all aspects of their lives, as well as the various parrot families, and showcases beautiful photography from around the world. It also looks at threats facing parrots and conservation issues that are relevant. The text is serious but also readable and accessible to a wide audience.

The introduction includes sections on feeding, courtship, breeding and adaptations. There is a chapter on each parrot family, from the huge macaws and cockatoos to the diminutive hanging-parrots and parrotlets, and including everything from the familiar budgerigar, which is known as a popular family pet around the world, to those species and families with special features, such as the Kea, Burrowing Parrot and Night Parrot. Closing chapters look at parrots and humans (banding, the pet trade, etc), threats and conservation and give a comprehensive checklist of Parrot species and subspecies.

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  • Only a third of the world's parrots
    By Keith 19 Jul 2019 Written for Paperback
    There are around 380 species of parrot in the world and this book features 126 of them, mostly photographed by the author on the private tours that he organises for parrot enthusiasts. Although the photographs are of good quality, the fact that they represent such a small percentage of the total group really limits the value of this book to a birder. Each illustration is accompanied by a short text of around 40-50 words which usually explains where the photograph was taken, and what the photographer was doing at the time. If you like parrots then it is an attractive book, but the lack of information about the birds themselves or the different parrot genera means that it is basically a collection of photographs – although thankfully taken in the wild.
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Steve Brookes's interest in parrots goes back more than 30 years, and for the past 15 years he has devoted much of his time to tracking down and photographing as many wild species as possible, and showing them to other people in the process via his organized birdwatching tours.

Out of Print
By: Steve Brookes(Author)
176 pages, 120 colour photos
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