From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most recognizable, and endangered, birds on earth. But until now, no easy-to-use guide existed for the identification of all species and subspecies of these colorful creatures. Enter "Parrots of the World", the most comprehensive handbook for distinguishing some 350 species of parrots from across the globe. Lavishly illustrated, with more than 120 color plates and additional illustrations, the book covers parrots in homes, zoos, and in the wild, providing detailed descriptions of their key identifying features. By allowing readers to easily narrow their search to specific geographic areas, the book will prove especially useful to those interested in parrots of a particular locale. Descriptive distribution maps show the geographic location of the different species, and an entire section is devoted to ecological and behavioral information relevant to identification. In addition, the guide differentiates Old World and New World species and points out significant sex or age differences in plumage coloration. "Parrots of the World" will provide enormous help to those engaged in gathering important field data and monitoring international trade, two initiatives that are of critical importance to the conservation of parrots worldwide. Clear, complete, and colorful, this is one guidebook that no museum, research institution, zoo, or bird enthusiast will want to be without. Key features are: easy-to-use, geographic guide; treats some 350 species; color distribution maps for all species; and lavishly illustrated, with more than 120 color plates and additional illustrations. It includes ecological and behavioral information.
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"Once again Joseph Forshaw has raised the bar of avian identification guides. His latest book . . . is a superbly written and illustrated book on all parrot species and subspecies of the world. . . . I cannot recommend this book highly enough and believe it should hold pride of place in any collection of avian volumes." --Susie Anderson, Australian Aviculture
"Joseph Forshaw's name is synonymous with quality parrot books. . . . For the serious parrot enthusiast, this excellent book is a must-have. Without a doubt, Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide, will remain for years to come, the definitive work on the subject of parrot identification." --Russell Kingston, Australian Birdkeeper
"As well as helping identification this terrific book also covers the relationships between parrot families, plus their relationship with humans and subsequent conservation issues affecting the birds today. Any fan of birding in the tropics will want a copy, as will those with an interest from an aviculture perspective." --The Visitor
"A wonderful addition to any avian library." --AFA Watchbird
"This is a very valuable reference text." --Roger Wilkinson, Newsletter of the World Parrot Trust
"Altogether it is a fine addition to the literature and one that will please the most discriminate reader." --Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audubon Quarterly
"By far the most comprehensive and illustrative handbook for distinguishing all 350 extant species of psittacines in the world.... An essential tool." --Auk
List of Color Plates vii
Foreword by James Gilardi ix
Plan of the Book 1
PART I. PARROTS OF THE OLD WORLD 15
PART II. PARROTS OF THE NEW WORLD 93
Index of English Names 159
Index of Scientific Names 167
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691092516
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691092516