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Until recently, scientists have avoided using global positioning system (GPS) devices on psittaciformes, commonly known as parrots. Researchers believed that the birds were just too strong and they’d break expensive tracking equipment. However, scientists from New Zealand finally created a parrot-proof GPS system.
The Indonesian Parrot Project and Konservasi Kakatua Indonesia have been working fervently
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
Guests can buy nectar cups and hand-feed the lorikeets in walk-through aviary, open May 24-Sept. 1.
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.
The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary is sprouting a new community garden and Animal Support, and cofounders Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Dr.
In what is being hailed as a “groundbreaking” advancement in the fields of avian evolution, biology and conservationism, researchers from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw.
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.
Two Australian scientists argue that society may have to prioritize endangered species and possibly allow some of them to become extinct because of a lack of funding for conservation efforts.
Whether living with pirates or in the wild, parrots have exceptional abilities to mimic the sounds they hear.
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...
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also known as the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of parrot that is found in eastern Brazil, northeastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its preferred habitat is forests (except dense humid forests), woodlands, savannas, and palm groves. There is a small feral population of this species in the greener parts of Stuttgart in Germany. Two subspecies are recognized. The adult is about 15 inches long and has...
The Blue-and-yellow Macaw or Blue-and-gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), is a species of parrot that is found in tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. In Central America, it is restricted to Panama. In Trinidad it is endangered, and in western Ecuador it is possibly extinct. It remains widespread and common in most of mainland South America. Its habitat is forests and woodlands. The adult can reach a length of 30 to 34 inches and weigh between 2...
The Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a species of bird that is found in south-central and eastern Australia. It was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. Common names for this species are Red-eared Lorikeet, and Green Keet. The Green Leek and King Parrot have been incorrectly applied to this species in the past. This bird is 8.5 inches in length. It is mostly green with a red forehead, blue crown and unique...
The Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), also known as the Blue-faced Fig Parrot, Red-faced Fig Parrot, Dwarf Fig Parrot, and the Two-eyed Fig Parrot, is a species of bird found in the forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. It is also found in isolated regions along the tropical Australian coast, east of the Great Dividing Range. There are eight recognized subspecies of the Double-eyed Fig Parrot. The first five are restricted to New Guinea, the other three are restricted to...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.