Swift Parrot decline in Hobart substantiates gloomy predictions for the species
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Swift Parrot decline in Hobart substantiates gloomy predictions for the species

September 16th, 2020 | by David Waugh
You must really like Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) if throughout sixteen years you make a grand total of 20,155 observations of them. This accolade goes to Dr. Andrew Hingston of the University of Tasmania, who observed the...
The costs and rewards of conserving the Lear’s Macaw
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The costs and rewards of conserving the Lear’s Macaw

April 11th, 2020 | by David Waugh
How much does it cost to save from extinction a parrot, or any other species for that matter? There is no straight-forward answer because of the complexity...
Nest-box revolution for wild Grey-breasted Parakeets
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Nest-box revolution for wild Grey-breasted Parakeets

March 26th, 2020 | by David Waugh
In 2007 the Brazilian NGO Aquasis conducted museum research and exhaustive field expeditions in its historically reported distribution in north-east Brazil. The search was instigated due to the alarming decline in the area of...
Winter feeding at Loro Parque Fundación
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Winter feeding at Loro Parque Fundación

February 27th, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The coldest months of the year is the best time to start forming new couples. Parrots usually seek body contact for warmth and this is a factor that can be taken into account to facilitate the formation of stable couples. ...
The Yellow-crested Cockatoo clings-on to its eastern fringe
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The Yellow-crested Cockatoo clings-on to its eastern fringe

February 21st, 2020 | by David Waugh
Imagine searching for a very rare species on scores of islands in an area of the tropics measuring 1,400 km between its north and south extremes, and the same distance again between its most eastern and western limits. Would...
The 20th Anniversary of “Proyecto Ognorhynchus”:  Back from the abyss, the Yellow-eared Parrot unites a nation
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The 20th Anniversary of “Proyecto Ognorhynchus”: Back from the abyss, the Yellow-eared Parrot unites a nation

February 9th, 2020 | by David Waugh
Please raise a glass to the beautiful Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis), because 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable project to save a species teetering on the edge of extinction, following its rediscovery...
Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I
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Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I

February 4th, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
CITES: Appendix I IUCN RED LIST: VULNERABLE Wingspan: 33 cm Weight: 260-360 g Ring: 9,5 mm Clutch size: 3-5 eggs The Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis) is a small parrot that has an extroverted character and is...
Monitoring, protection, rescue and release help the Yellow-headed Parrots of Belize
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Monitoring, protection, rescue and release help the Yellow-headed Parrots of Belize

January 24th, 2020 | by David Waugh
“They’re curious about what’s going on, and so they fly in close to take a good look”. Mario Muschamp, land manager of TIDE, is making reference to the wild resident Yellow-headed Parrots (Amazona oratrix belizensis)...
Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)
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Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)

November 16th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
There are several species within the genus Lorius, so breeders should be aware of hybridisations. Sometimes, due to the lack of available specimens, crosses are produced that are camouflaged in a second or third...
Compelling research and hi-tech nest-boxes help wild Swift Parrots
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Compelling research and hi-tech nest-boxes help wild Swift Parrots

October 10th, 2019 | by David Waugh
Recognising that the wild population of the migratory Australian Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) was in free-fall, in 2010 the Loro Parque Fundación began supporting a vital research initiative to unearth the principal threats...

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