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Being Social Learning From The Behavior Of Birds

Being Social: Learning From The Behavior Of Birds

Catherine Crawley, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis New Study Elucidates the Social World of Parrots Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but...

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Cockatoos can learn
2014-09-03 02:45:52

University of Oxford News Office Goffin's cockatoos can learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other, a new study has found. The discovery, made by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, is thought to be the first controlled experimental evidence for the social transmission of tool use in any bird species. Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) is a curious species of Indonesian parrot not known to use tools in...

2014-02-04 23:30:08

Seeking to solve the overpopulation problem of exotic animals, the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative and Foster Parrots have paired with Animal Support to develop a parrot adoption website. Both organizations are grateful for the continued support of Animal Support cofounders – Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca and Dr. Michael Omidi. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The North East Parrot Placement Cooperative thanks Animal Support cofounders Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Dr. Michael Omidi for...

2014-01-30 23:30:22

Animal Support and its cofounders -- Dr. Michael Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Julian Omidi -- are partnering with the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative and Foster Parrots to fund development of a website dedicated to finding suitable homes for healthy companion parrots whose owners want or need to surrender them. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Animal Support has pledged to help the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative, and the bird rescue association Foster Parrots by funding the...

2013-07-30 23:00:33

Located in San Francisco, a highly desired location for residency, The Apartments at 350 Union Street has announced complete occupancy of all studios and 1 bedroom apartments available in the complex. The company has Telegraph Hill apartments for rent, servicing San Franciscans seeking luxury apartments. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Apartments at 350 Union Street, a distinguished Telegraph Hill Apartment Complex in San Francisco, is proud to announce that 100% occupancy has...

2013-02-01 23:00:16

Foster Parrots thanks Animal Support and its co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi for their help and adoption of recently rescued cockatoo named Ziggy. Proper bird care is important and the charity urges all pet owners to understand that every animal has special needs. Hope Valley, RI (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 A white cockatoo named Ziggy was recently found abandoned in a foreclosed home, now he is a happy and safe resident of the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary. Thanks to the...

Orange-fronted Conures Mimic Individuals They Want To Communicate With
2012-11-23 09:49:33

Public Library of Science Whether living with pirates or in the wild, parrots have exceptional abilities to mimic the sounds they hear. One species, the orange-fronted conure, may have evolved this ability in order to communicate with specific individuals in other flocks, according to research published November 21 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Thorsten Balsby from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen. In the wild, orange-fronted...

2012-10-05 23:00:18

Project Runway winner is teaming up with model and Cornell University veterinary student to save the last 127 Kakapo Parrots from extinction by designing a sustainable dress representing the parrot for her to wear every day for the entire month of October. The Kakapo is the only flightless and nocturnal parrot. They are also the heaviest and largest species of parrot in the world. Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Jay McCarroll, the winner of the inaugural series of Project Runway, has...

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2011-07-14 10:39:47

The different populations of the South American Burrowing Parrot originated in Chile The Andes of southern South America form a hostile mountain range with glaciers, salty deserts and meager high elevation steppes. Birds from more moderate climate zones cross this mountain range only rarely. Nevertheless, many species live on both sides of the Andes, as in the case of the Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, together with...

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2011-06-13 06:20:00

The kea, a New Zealand parrot, and the New Caledonian crow are members of the two most intelligent avian families. Researchers from the Department of Cognitive Biology of the University of Vienna investigated their problem solving abilities as well as their innovative capacities. They are publishing two new studies "“ one in cooperation with members of the Behavioral Ecology Research Group in Oxford "“ in the scientific journals PLoS ONE and Biology Letters. Parrots and Corvids...

2011-05-06 00:00:03

A New Children's Book About Parrots and Their Conservation, Inspired by a Life-Changing Experience San Francisco Bay Area, California (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 1997 was a turning point in the life Dr. Stewart Metz. Until then, he had followed the typical route for a physician practicing Medicine in the university setting"”seeing patients; doing research in Diabetes; teaching; and Administrative work. Eventually he became Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes as a...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

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2009-04-14 16:12:23

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) is a species of bird native to tropical South America south of the Amazon River basin from central Brazil to southern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Some birds that have been released into the wild from captivity have established self-sustaining populations in the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, California and Miami, Florida. It is also established in the downtown area of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where it had been...

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