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  YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Parrot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Parrots can be found in most of the warm parts of the world, including India, southeast Asia and west Africa, with one species, now extinct, in the United States (the Carolina Parakeet).
Subfamily Loriinae: 12 genera with 53 species of lorikeets and lories, centered in New Guinea, spreading to Australia, Indonesia, and the islands of the south Pacific.
Parrots are kept as pets, particularly conures, macaws, amazons, cockatoos, african greys, lovebirds, cockatiels, budgerigars and parakeets, because of their rich and varied colouration.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Parrot   (1214 words)

All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back.
Birds of the parrot family can be found in most of the warmer parts of the world, including India, South East Asia and West Africa, with one species, now extinct, in the United States (the Carolina Parakeet).
Many other scholars claim that parrots are only repeating words with no idea of their meanings and point to Pepperberg's results as being nothing but an expression of operant conditioning.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/p/pa/parrot.html   (453 words)

 Wikipedia: Parrot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Parrots are commonly kept as companion animals in many countries.
Subfamily Loriinae: 11 to 13 genera of lorikeets and lories, centered in New Guinea, spreading to Australia, Indonesia, and the islands of the south Pacific.
Subfamily Nestorinae: 3 species in 1 genus, the Kea and Kaka of New Zealand and the extinct Norfolk Island Kaka
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/p/pa/parrot.html   (346 words)

 Parrot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Confusingly, the term "parrot" can be used in either the narrow sense of the parrot family Psittacidae or the broad sense of the order Psittaciformes.
Often the wings of such birds are clipped, but many people keep flighted pet parrots, allowing the birds to roam their homes.
Some parrots, including the conures, macaws, amazonss, cockatoos, cockatiels, and budgerigars are said to make good family pets.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pa/parrot.html   (543 words)

 Parrot (family)
Other kinds of parrot are the several species of macaw, the cockatoos and the Kea.
Subfamily Loriinae (lorikeets and lories Sometimes classed as a full family and thus termed Loriidae)
6 speces of pygmy parrot, all in the genus Micropsitta
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/p/pa/parrot__family_.html   (365 words)

 Brookville Society of Natural History
The following list is believed to include all of the species of birds which have been identified within the present limits of Franklin County.
This list omitted nine species which were mentioned in the former paper, seven of which have since been ascertained to occur within our limits.
www.indiana.edu /~libgeol/brookville/b2butler.html   (2145 words)

 The Ultimate Parrot Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The very attractiveness of parrots as pets has led to a thriving - often illegal - trade in the birds, some species of which are now threatened with extinction.
The scale of the problem can be appreciated when one considers the Tony Silva case, in which a world-renowned parrot expert and former director at Tenerife's Loro Parque (Europe's largest parrot park) was jailed in the US for 82 months and fined $100,000 for smuggling the birds 1.
Escaped parrots, like other exotic animals, can also represent a potential threat to local ecosystems if they become established in the wild.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Parrot   (637 words)

 Parrot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses of the word parrot, see Parrot (disambiguation).
In 2004, Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper carried the story of a female macaw supposedly born in 1899, and subsequently a pet of Winston Churchill during the World War; the aged parrot, called Charlie, was reputed to curse the Nazis and Adolf Hitler [1].
Subsequent research strongly suggested that the parrot had never belonged to Winston Churchill, [2] [3] although Charlie's great age was not in question.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psittaciformes   (1190 words)

Parrots are distinguished by their short, wide hooked bill, in which both upper and lower mandible are jointed, and by their zygodactylous feet [2 toes forward and 2 back].
Our parrots, unlike those in most other countries, are not limited to the tropics, but extend from the tropical rainforests in the north, through lightly wooded eucalypt forests, grasslands and sandy deserts in the centre, to cool temperate regions like Tasmania in the south.
are medium to large parrots with a scalloped pattern on their back and shoulders, and a large cheek patch of different colour from the rest of the head.
member.rivernet.com.au /balehirs/Bishyp6pBirdParrots.html   (2901 words)

 On the Parrots of the Malayan Region, by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Psittaci or Parrots are an extensive and very isolated group of birds ranging over the tropics of the whole world, but, with the exception of those lands of anomalies, Australia and New Zealand, rarely found in the temperate and cooler regions.
Undoubtedly the most highly organized form of Parrot is the Trichoglossine or Brushtongue family, in which the whole structure is modified to enable these birds to derive a considerable portion of their subsistence from the nectar of flowers.
The prehensile feet of Parrots are used in a manner altogether peculiar; for though other birds may secure their food with their foot while eating, no others in the whole class use it systematically as a hand to grasp and convey food to the mouth.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/wallace/S102.htm   (2479 words)

 Parrot : search word   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Escaped parrots, like other exotic animals, can also represent a potential threat to local eco-systems if they become established in the wild (which is now the case in both Barcelona and in Tenerife (Spain)).
* Subfamily Loriinae: 12 genera with 53 species of lorikeets and lories, centered in New Guinea, spreading to Australia, Indonesia, and the islands of the south Pacific.
As soon as she had retired the valet entreated Barbara to beware of the wish her to have a companion of nobler nature and more delicate not fly into a passion again, she asked in an irritated tone whether she perceived with absolute certainty in Frau Lerch, who, as her dead.
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 Invader of the Month: The Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus
But while parrots possess some of the morphological and behavioral adaptations characteristic of avian pest species (e.g., generalist feeding strategies), most parrots do not fit the overall profile of pest species, and the damage to agricultural crops tends to be exaggerated by farmers worldwide.
Parrots in general, and monk parakeets in particular, are beautiful birds that generate public sympathy despite their alien status.
Telling are the efforts expended in defending "wild" parrots in San Francisco, in which two prolific web sites, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and The Wild Parrots of San Francisco, rarely mention the fact that the birds are nonindigenous.
invasions.bio.utk.edu /invaders/monk.html   (5661 words)

 The Australian Galah - Article 043
SUBFAMILY (name ending in ‘-inae’) is a secondary category interpolated between family and genus to differentiate broad groupings of apparently related genera.
Mallophagan genera and their hosts are listed in Table 1, and the geographical distribution of mallophagan genera recorded from species of Psittacinae is given in Table 2.
Parrots from the New World are parasitized only ny thr genus Paragoniocotes, and it has been found on no other group of birds.
galah.galahs.com.au /content/php/article043.php   (1969 words)

 ★ New Zealand Kakapo Bird Information Article
The Kakapo (Maori for night parrot), Strigops habroptilus ("owl-faced soft feathers"), is a species of nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand.
It is notable for being the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, and the only parrot to have a lek breeding system.
A detailed list of the individuals, and the parentage and age of the recently hatched chicks can be found at list of Kakapo.
www.mkiwi.com /New+Zealand+information/New_Zealand_Kakapo_information.html   (4434 words)

 2001 Federal Register, 66 FR 52281; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Also, this treaty does not list any of the many groups of insectivorous birds that are native only to areas outside North America; rather, all of the groups of this type that are listed occur in North America.
The species are listed in two formats to suit the varying needs of the user: alphabetically in paragraph (c)(1) of this section and taxonomically in section (c)(2).
Also generally not listed and thus not protected are species of purely accidental or casual occurrence in the United States or its territory unless it is a particular species specifically referenced in a treaty.
www.fws.gov /policy/library/01fr52281.html   (2819 words)

 True parrots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The true parrots are about 330 species of bird belonging to the Psittacidae, one of the two families in the biological order Psittaciformes.
The parrot trade and issues facing captive parrots
Araproject Where parrots are free and flying in In Living Colour
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parrot_(family)   (123 words)

 Family List 7th ed
The purpose of this list of Bird Families of the World is as an aid to world birders who desire to maximize their study of avian diversity by observing examples of as many bird families as reasonable within the time and money available for travel, and as a study tool for all interested readers.
Stability had been a goal when I began this project in 1999 [see my old essay on "choosing a family listing"] but since this is my 7th edition in 7 years, it is obvious that we are in a time of rapid change in taxonomic ideas and evidence.
In prior lists I had followed HBW in retaining each group as a 'traditional' family, each of which is easily recognized and each of which is a monophyletic group, but now the weight of the evidence is strong enough to compel the merger of turkeys and grouse into the Phasianidae.
montereybay.com /creagrus/list.html   (6133 words)

 Birds of Buck Island Ranch, Highlands County, Florida, Michael A. McMillian and Reuven Yosef, 2001.
The list includes 46 species confirmed as nesters, with an additional 9 suspected, but unconfirmed.
Of 11 listed species, 4 are confirmed nesters (1 additional species is a possible nester).
The list follows the American Ornithologists' Union's "Check-list of North American birds," seventh edition, 1998.
www.archbold-station.org /ABS/maerc/ranchbirds.htm   (174 words)

 Resources on Dusky Parrot academic institutions
Proposing the green-cheeked parrot for inclusion in Appendix I was
However, the African grey parrot is not listed in the 2002 IUCN List of...
Pionus Parrots: The last two species are the Dusky Pionus (P. fuscus), whose habitat is Guyanaand Surinam, and the Sordid Parrot (P. sordidus), generally found on the
mongabay.org /conservation/Dusky_Parrot.htm   (2143 words)

 Parrot family
The Parrots are a very large family of easily recognized birds, generally restricted to the tropics, ranging from huge macaws to tiny lovebirds and parrotlets.
Parrots apparently arose in the Old World, and the lories and lorikeets are the most distantly related of the parrots.
While the Old World has two subfamilies and 8 tribes of parrots, the New World has but a single tribe in a single subfamily [the Arini] yet among these 148 species is an astonishing variety in size, shape, and behavior.
montereybay.com /creagrus/parrots.html   (3165 words)

 Sample Chapter for Kricher, J.: A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the ...
Parrots are mostly green (though there are some dramatic exceptions) and can be remarkably invisible when perched in the leafy forest canopy, quietly and methodically devouring fruits.
Parrots climb methodically around the tree branches, often hanging in awkward acrobatic positions as they attack their desired fruits.
While it may prove possible to develop protocols to manage parrot populations such that there can be sustainable use for international trade (Thomsen and Brautigam 1991), doing so in countries where enforcement is at best problematic (and that would be most Latin American countries) suggests a dubious potential for success.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /chapters/s12_6179.html   (18241 words)

 The On-line Monograph of the Lories and Lorikeets (Formerly known as the LoryFAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions ...
Lories and lorikeets are parrots (Psittacines) that belong to the subfamily Loriinae (Lor EYE i nay).
The main physical characteristics that make lories unique among the parrots include the structure of their tongues, which have long "papillae" (fuzzy appendages that resemble a pom-pom) that are located on the end of the tongue, forming a "U" shape.
Here, I list those species that are most popular as pets (the prices are for hand-fed birds that are less than a year old as advertised by breeders in the United States) and their minimal cage dimensions (please click on each picture to view a larger image);
research.amnh.org /users/nyneve/loryFAQ.html   (5079 words)

 ADW: Columbidae: Information
It has been suggested that columbids are closely related to gamebirds, buttonquails, parrots, shorebirds and sandgrouse (sandgrouse are sometimes included in the order Columbiformes).
Crowned pigeons (subfamily Gourinae) are grey with pink or chestnut underparts and a white wing patch.
The IUCN lists 109 species of columbids in various categories from ‘Extinct’ to ‘Near Threatened.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Columbidae.html   (2663 words)

 Parakeets: Pets and Animal Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
List of extinct animals of the United States
Psephotus dissimilis Paradise Parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus (extinct) Antipodes Island Parakeet, Cyanoramphus unicolor Red-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus auriceps Budgerigar, Meloppsittacus undulatis Bourke's Parrot...
Parrots to Flamingos - Breeder of budgies, ringnecks, greys, bourkes parakeets, and cockatiels.
www.dnxtrans.com /pets/Parakeets&start=56   (412 words)

 Second Chance Birds :: View topic - Cockatoo Profile (WIP)
Cockatoos share many features with other parrots including the characteristic curved beak shape and a zygodactyl foot, with two forward toes and two backwards toes.
The list above is a traditional classification of the cockatoos.
Screaming is listed separately from displaying for one is a natural behavior while the other is a man-made problem.
secondchancebirds.net /forum/viewtopic.php?t=193   (2517 words)

 UMMZ citations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is a list of the approximately 700 publications (1970-2003)
Parkes, K. Annotated list of the birds of Leyte Island, Philippines.
A new subfamily of quill-inhabiting mites (Acari: Knemidokoptidae) from Asian swifts (Aves: Apodidae) with observations on phylogenetic relationships in the Knemidokoptidae.
www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu /birds/collpubls.html   (6365 words)

 Natural Selection: subject gateway to the natural world
A description is provided of the system used, together with hyperlinks to the 92 families represented in the specimen holdings which are listed in both alphabetical and systematic order.
The pages contain keys; photographs; lists of names; documents on the biology, ecology and phylogeny of the family, and several databases on therevid specimens, collections, literature and taxonomic names.
Further information such as author guidelines, subscription details, a list of editors and more details of the journal's aims and scope can be found through the link to the home page.
nature.ac.uk /browse/590.12.html   (7276 words)

 Amazon.com: Amazon Parrots (Complete Authoritative Guides): Books: Paul R. Paradise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Parrot Training: A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion (Pets) by Bonnie Munro Doane
The Amazon parrots belong to the genus Amazona, one of the approximately 80 genera in the subfamily Psittacinae.
Kon-tiki is the number one tour operator in Peru, taking you to see the Amazon parrots in the jungle.
www.amazon.com /gp/product/ASIN/0793803489   (566 words)

 Amazon.com: The Colored Atlas of Lovebirds: Agapornis : More Than a Hobby, a Passion!: Books: Alessandro ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Alessandro D'Angieri, a Brazilian physician with an interest in ornithology, is a researcher at the State University of Campinas's Zoology Department (UNICAMP) who has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of Brazilian and foreign birds.
His deep interest in genetic diversity is reflected in this text devoted to the 262 species and 63 genera of the family Psittacidae and subfamily Psittacinae known as Agapornis.
Agapornis form nine distinct forms in the wilds of continental Africa and the coastal region of the island of Madagascar.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0793804736?v=glance   (1397 words)

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