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Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide

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By: Matt Cameron(Author)
253 pages, 16 plates with 37 colour photos; 70 b/w photos, 3 illustrations, 7 maps
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Have you ever wondered what parrots eat in the wild? Or why so many species live in the Amazon? How intelligent are parrots? What is the world's rarest parrot?

Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide provides detailed, factual answers to the ninety questions most on our minds. There are more than 350 species of these colorful callers, ranging in size from the diminutive lovebird to the massive macaw. Many species can live to be octogenarians in captivity-sometimes outliving their human caretakers by decades. The beautiful plumage of parrots and the ability to mimic sounds are both a blessing and a curse. A number of species are in danger of extinction because they are captured and sold into the pet trade by unscrupulous dealers. Fortunately, most parrot owners and retailers rely on captive breeding, although an appalling amount of wild collection continues.

In addition to discussing parrot behavior and biology, Matt Cameron reveals the truth about the trade in wild parrots and explains what each of us can do to help save native populations. Whether you are a parrot owner, birder, ornithologist, or curious naturalist, you will find that Cameron asks and fully answers every question you have about these incredible birds.

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Matt Cameron is an independent scholar and the author of Cockatoos.

Popular Science
By: Matt Cameron(Author)
253 pages, 16 plates with 37 colour photos; 70 b/w photos, 3 illustrations, 7 maps
Media reviews

"A good general introduction to the biology of parrots."
– Ian Paulse, Grrl Scientist – Guardian

"Cameron does a nice job of detailing parrots in general while also highlighting various specific species. The Q&A format presents the material in short focused sections making for an easy read."
– Robert E. Hoopes – Wildlife Activist

"Anybody with a passion for parrots and parrot research (and there are plenty of us out there), whether professional, amateur or pet-owner, will find plenty to engage and maintain their interest in this text. [...] The text is encyclopaedic and unexpectedly complex, reviewing behaviour, evolution and ecology. Anybody with a passion for parrots and parrot research (and there are plenty of us out there), whether professional, amateur or pet-owner, will find plenty to engage and maintain their interest in this text."
– Lucy Aplin – Ibis

"Essential reading for aspiring parrot students, and for anyone owning or contemplating a pet parrot or cockatoo, but also enjoyable and informative reading for anyone interested in parrots. The series seems a most worthy one, and this volume is highly recommended to bird enthusiasts."
– Stephen Debus – Australian Field Ornithology

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