Genetic analysis of wild Scarlet Macaws from saliva they leave on fruits
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Genetic analysis of wild Scarlet Macaws from saliva they leave on fruits

May 12th, 2021 | by David Waugh
One notable example of non-invasive collection of genetic samples from the shed feathers of wild individuals has been with a Scarlet...
Breeding activity in parrots
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Breeding activity in parrots

May 3rd, 2021 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
At Loro Parque Fundación, when parrots express new behaviors, it is something that is quickly...
Marquesan dancers venerate the Ultramarine Lorikeet
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Marquesan dancers venerate the Ultramarine Lorikeet

April 25th, 2021 | by David Waugh
Of the original six islands where the Ultramarine Lorikeet occurred, Black rats have been present on three since about...
Red-tailed Amazons, bees and drones
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Red-tailed Amazons, bees and drones

March 8th, 2021 | by David Waugh
What kind of mattress suits you best for a good night’s sleep? Is it the spring kind, or foam, or maybe air or water, or even one that has hexagonal cells called a honeycomb base. If it is the latter, you are sharing this...
The importance of substrate for parrots at Loro Parque Fundación
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The importance of substrate for parrots at Loro Parque Fundación

February 20th, 2021 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
In Loro Parque Fundación we dedicate a specific importance to the floors of the enclosures. Knowing that some species of parrots descend to the ground on rare occasions. The danger of being hunted by predators makes them avoid...
Beginning of preparation in parrots
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Beginning of preparation in parrots

January 21st, 2021 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The end of a year and the beginning of the next, mark a frontier for the management of birds under human care. At this time of the season the enclosures have to be prepared to receive a new breeding season, which may start in...
Yellow-crested Cockatoos protected by dragons
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Yellow-crested Cockatoos protected by dragons

January 8th, 2021 | by David Waugh
Of Indonesia’s staggering total of 17,508 islands, the name of a relatively small one, Komodo, has been conferred ona formidable species of monitor lizard which lives there. This of course is the Komodo dragon (Varanus...
Health screening of macaws in wildlife rehabilitation centres in Costa Rica
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Health screening of macaws in wildlife rehabilitation centres in Costa Rica

January 4th, 2021 | by David Waugh
In many places of the world where centres take in and provide professional care to sick, injured and confiscated wild animals, most will include rehabilitation as part of their mission, which implies the return of the animals to...
Preventive measures for the management of parrots at Loro Parque Fundación
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Preventive measures for the management of parrots at Loro Parque Fundación

December 2nd, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
In these days, when the planet and its inhabitants are facing to consequences of an extraordinary viral epidemic, the parrots in our latitudes are at the final of their breeding activity. Thus, it is convenient to remind sanitary...
Improving wild parrot population estimates: the Vinaceous-breasted Parrot example
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Improving wild parrot population estimates: the Vinaceous-breasted Parrot example

November 28th, 2020 | by David Waugh
The flight calls of Vinaceous-breasted Parrots (Amazona vinacea) lingered in the chill air of the austral winter dawn in southern Brazil. However, no parrots were seen, because the dense early morning mist had not dispersed by...

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