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The Resource Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds, Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi ; in collaboration with the World Parrot Trust

Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds, Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi ; in collaboration with the World Parrot Trust

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Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds
Title
Parrots of the wild
Title remainder
a natural history of the world's most captivating birds
Statement of responsibility
Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi ; in collaboration with the World Parrot Trust
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Parrots of the wild
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a natural history of the worlds most captivating birds
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Language
eng
Summary
"A synthetic account of the diversity and ecology of wild parrots, distilling knowledge from the author's own research and from her review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. The text covers parrots' evolutionary history, foraging, mating, and social behavior, innate intelligence, and conservation status. The book is enhanced by an array of illustrations, including photos of parrots taken exclusively in their natural habitat"--
Summary
Based on the authors' own research and their review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies, an exploration into the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent and rarest of birds, focuses on general patterns across the 350-odd species of parrots
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10459650
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1950-2011
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Toft, Catherine Ann
Dewey number
598.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.P7
LC item number
T64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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  • Wright, Timothy F.
  • Gilardi, James D.
  • World Parrot Trust
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True
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  • Parrots
  • Parrots
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adult
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a natural history of the world's most captivating birds
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Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds, Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi ; in collaboration with the World Parrot Trust
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
The world of parrots : introducing the Psittaciformes. What are the parrots and where did they come from? : the evolutionary history of the parrots ; Phylogeny (The marvelous diversity of parrots ; Reconstructing evolutionary history ; The evolution of parrots ; Some parrot enigmas) -- The functional parrot : physiology, morphology and behavior. The thriving parrot : the foods and beaks of parrots ; Foraging ecology (Introduction to the diets of parrots ; The seed eaters ; Other diets) ; The sensible parrot : how parrots perceive and use information ; Sensory biology and communication (Introduction to sensory biology ; Visual communication ; Vocal communication ; The thinking parrot : the brains of parrots and how they use them ; Cognitive ethology (Introduction to the study of learning and cognition ; The brains of birds ; Cognition in parrots ; Mental distress in captive parrots) -- The lives of parrots : mating, life history, and populations. Sex and marriage : the mating systems of parrots ; Behavioral ecology (Introduction to mating systems and how they evolve ; Monogamy ; Other mating systems) ; From the cradle to the grave : the life histories of parrots ; Evolutionary ecology (Introduction to the study of life histories ; Life in the nest hollow ; Life out in the world) ; Populations of parrots : conservation and invasion biology ; Population ecology (Introduction to conservation biology ; Parrots in peril ; Parrots as invasive species) -- Epilogue: Themes and threads uniting the chapters of this book. Parrots as the most human of birds ; The future of wild parrots
Control code
ocn902599820
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 345 pages
Isbn
9780520239258
Lccn
2015001989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)902599820
Label
Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds, Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi ; in collaboration with the World Parrot Trust
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of parrots : introducing the Psittaciformes. What are the parrots and where did they come from? : the evolutionary history of the parrots ; Phylogeny (The marvelous diversity of parrots ; Reconstructing evolutionary history ; The evolution of parrots ; Some parrot enigmas) -- The functional parrot : physiology, morphology and behavior. The thriving parrot : the foods and beaks of parrots ; Foraging ecology (Introduction to the diets of parrots ; The seed eaters ; Other diets) ; The sensible parrot : how parrots perceive and use information ; Sensory biology and communication (Introduction to sensory biology ; Visual communication ; Vocal communication ; The thinking parrot : the brains of parrots and how they use them ; Cognitive ethology (Introduction to the study of learning and cognition ; The brains of birds ; Cognition in parrots ; Mental distress in captive parrots) -- The lives of parrots : mating, life history, and populations. Sex and marriage : the mating systems of parrots ; Behavioral ecology (Introduction to mating systems and how they evolve ; Monogamy ; Other mating systems) ; From the cradle to the grave : the life histories of parrots ; Evolutionary ecology (Introduction to the study of life histories ; Life in the nest hollow ; Life out in the world) ; Populations of parrots : conservation and invasion biology ; Population ecology (Introduction to conservation biology ; Parrots in peril ; Parrots as invasive species) -- Epilogue: Themes and threads uniting the chapters of this book. Parrots as the most human of birds ; The future of wild parrots
Control code
ocn902599820
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 345 pages
Isbn
9780520239258
Lccn
2015001989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)902599820

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