Parrots: A Guide To The Parrots Of The World
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New parrot identification guide, not to be confused with Forshaw's earlier `Parrots of the World', first published by David & Charles in 1978. This new book, as the subtitle implies, is much more focused on identification. Looks set to become the classic parrot guide.From the publisher's announcement:From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most recognizable, and endangered, birds on earth. But until now, no easy-to-use guide existed for the identification of all species and subspecies of these colorful creatures.Enter Parrots of the World, the most comprehensive handbook for distinguishing some 350 species of parrots from throughout the world. Lavishly illustrated, with more than 120 color plates and additional illustrations, the book covers parrots in homes, zoos, and in the wild, providing detailed descriptions of their key identifying features.By allowing readers to easily narrow their search to specific geographic areas, the book will prove especially useful to those interested in parrots of a particular locale. Descriptive distribution maps show the geographic location of the different species, and an entire section is devoted to ecological and behavioral information relevant to identification. In addition, the guide differentiates Old World and New World species and points out significant sex or age differences in plumage coloration.Parrots of the World will provide enormous help to those engaged in gathering important field data and monitoring international trade, two initiatives that are of critical importance to the conservation of parrots worldwide.Clear, complete, and colorful, this is one guidebook that no museum, research institution, zoo, or bird enthusiast will want to be without.Key Features:Easy-to-use, geographic guideTreats some 350 speciesColor distribution maps for all speciesLavishly illustrated, with more than 120 color plates and additional illustrationsIncludes ecological and behavioral informationJoseph M. Forshaw is one of Australia's foremost ornithologists and is recognized internationally as a leading expert on parrots. He is the author of several books, including Parrots of the World, with William Cooper; Australian Parrots; The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds; Kingfishers and Related Birds; and Turacos: A Natural History of the Musophagidae. Frank Knight has been an illustrator for more than twenty-five years, producing illustrations for scientific papers, books, and lectures. His work appears in A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia; and in A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia.
Once again Joseph Forshaw has raised the bar of avian identification guides. His latest book ... is a superbly written and illustrated book on all parrot species and subspecies of the world... I cannot recommend this book highly enough and believe it should hold pride of place in any collection of avian volumes. -- Susie Anderson Australian Aviculture Joseph Forshaw's name is synonymous with quality parrot books... For the serious parrot enthusiast, this excellent book is a must-have. Without a doubt, Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide, will remain for years to come, the definitive work on the subject of parrot identification. -- Russell Kingston Australian Birdkeeper As well as helping identification this terrific book also covers the relationships between parrot families, plus their relationship with humans and subsequent conservation issues affecting the birds today. Any fan of birding in the tropics will want a copy, as will those with an interest from an aviculture perspective. The Visitor A wonderful addition to any avian library. AFA Watchbird This is a very valuable reference text. -- Roger Wilkinson Newsletter of the World Parrot Trust Altogether it is a fine addition to the literature and one that will please the most discriminate reader. -- Charles E. Keller Indiana Audubon Quarterly By far the most comprehensive and illustrative handbook for distinguishing all 350 extant species of psittacines in the world... An essential tool. Auk
Parrots are a species of bird found in tropical locales throughout the world. They are commonly associated with pirates, and parrots be found with the Defias pirates, the Bloodsail Buccaneers and the Blackwater Raiders. Parrots are notable for their wide array of colourful skins.
Although some parts of the Philippines should be completely avoided because of security concerns, in particular the endemic-rich Sulu Islands and some parts of Mindanao (such as Zamboanga), the Philippines is overwhelmingly a very welcoming country. It has a somewhat hectic but relatively good road system and daily flights to numerous airports in the country, making it possible to visit many of the more accessible key sites for birds without huge effort. Armed with this comprehensive new guide and considering the possibility of seeing 100 or more endemic species in a two- or three-week trip, this is a very alluring and economical birding destination for anyone interested in world birding. And for those who have visited before, this guide makes it easy to appreciate that a return visit is worthwhile, since not only is it impossible to see the majority of endemics in one visit, but the number of recognised endemics has increased dramatically in the last 5-10 years. Hopefully the publication of Birds of the Philippines will give renewed incentive for birders to visit the Philippines, and for the more adventurous amongst us to focus some efforts on discovering more about the many little-known birds inhabiting the remoter parts of this fascinating archipelago.
The most recognizable breed of exotic bird in the world is the macaw. The colorful feathers of the macaw have attracted the attention of humans throughout history. Classified in the Psittacidae (true parrot) family, this social bird is known not only for its size, being the largest of all parrots, but also for its recognizable vocal abilities.
Of the 374 species of parrots in the world, 116 are listed as vulnerable, endangered or worse by the IUCN Red List. Some species have populations of less than a thousand and most species have decreasing populations. 59ce067264