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Parrots : the animal answer guide

Author: Matt Cameron
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cameron, Matt, 1964-
Parrots.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011047315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Cameron
ISBN: 9781421406596 1421406594
OCLC Number: 821726217
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Introducing Parrots""; ""What are parrots?""; ""Are cockatoos also parrots?""; ""How many kinds of parrot are there?""; ""Where do parrots live?""; ""What is the current classification of parrots?""; ""When did parrots evolve?""; ""What is the oldest fossil parrot?""; ""2 Form and Function""; ""What are the largest and smallest living parrots?""; ""What does a parrot�s bill tell us about its diet?""; ""Do all parrots have the same type of bill?""; ""How fast can parrots fly?""; ""Are there any flightless parrots?"" ""Do a parrot�s feathers wear out?""""Are there any bald parrots?""; ""3 Parrot Colors""; ""Why are so many parrots green?""; ""What causes the colors of parrots?""; ""Do parrots see the same colors as humans?""; ""What are the benefits of UV vision?""; ""Do glowing parrots really exist?""; ""Is there a reason for the color patterns of parrots?""; ""Are there color differences between males and females?""; ""Do a parrot�s colors change as they age?""; ""Is there much geographic variation in the color of a parrot species?""; ""4 Parrot Behavior""; ""Are parrots social?"" ""Why do parrots form flocks?""""How do parrots spend their day?""; ""How do parrots communicate?""; ""How smart are parrots?""; ""Can parrots talk?""; ""Do parrots play?""; ""Do parrots fight?""; ""How do parrots avoid predators?""; ""5 Parrot Ecology""; ""Do parrots migrate?""; ""Which geographic regions have the most species of parrot?""; ""How many parrot species live in an area?""; ""How many parrots live in the Australian desert?""; ""How do parrots survive in the desert?""; ""Are there parrots in alpine areas?""; ""How do parrots survive droughts?""; ""Do parrots get sick?"" ""Are any parrot species nocturnal?""""Are parrots good for the environment?""; ""Is it true that some moths depend on parrots?""; ""6 Reproduction and Development""; ""Where do parrots nest?""; ""Do parrots nest at the same time every year?""; ""Do parrots use the same nest every year?""; ""How do parrots reproduce?""; ""How many eggs do parrots lay?""; ""Are nestlings in a brood all the same age?""; ""What proportion of eggs hatch?""; ""How fast do parrots grow?""; ""Do both parents care for their young?""; ""How long do young birds stay with their parents?""; ""Do parrots pair for life?"" ""Do any parrots have unusual breeding systems?""""How long do parrots live?""; ""7 Foods and Feeding""; ""What do parrots eat?""; ""Are there any predatory parrots?""; ""How much food does a parrot need?""; ""Are parrots fussy eaters?""; ""How do parrots find food?""; ""Why do some parrots eat soil?""; ""8 Parrots and Humans""; ""Do parrots make good pets?""; ""What is the best way to take care of a pet parrot?""; ""What should I do if I find an injured or orphaned parrot?""; ""How can I see parrots in the wild?""; ""Should people feed wild parrots?""
Responsibility: Matt Cameron.

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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 Read more...

 
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