Catherine A. Toft, Timothy F. Wright, "Parrots of the Wild: A Natural History of the Worlds Most Captivating Birds"
English | ISBN: 0520239253 | 2015 | PDF | 346 pages | 30 MB
Parrots of the Wild explores recent scientific discoveries & what they reveal about the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent & rarest of birds. Catherine A. Toft & Tim Wright discuss the evolutionary history of parrots & how this history affects perceptual & cognitive abilities, diet & foraging patterns, & mating & social behavior. The authors also discuss conservation status & the various ways different populations are adapting to a world that is rapidly changing. The book focuses on general patterns across the 350-odd species of parrots, as well as what can be learned from interesting exceptions to these generalities.
A synthetic account of the diversity & ecology of wild parrots, this book distills knowledge from the authors own research & from their review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. The book is enhanced by an array of illustrations, including nearly ninety color photos of wild parrots represented in their natural habitats. Parrots of the Wild melds scientific exploration with features directed at the parrot enthusiast to inform & delight a broad audience.