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  • Parrots stolen while owner holidays abroad

    Parrots stolen while owner holidays abroad

    16th January 2018

    Photo: Ray Piper. The breeding pair of Australian king parrots were not ringed, as Mr Piper did not plan to exhibit them. Nothing else was missing from the property, so he believes the thieves came prepared and brought a cage or…

  • Beautiful parrots: the moustache parakeet

    Beautiful parrots: the moustache parakeet

    2nd January 2018

    Photo: Tony Tilford. Striking: the moustache parakeet occurs in South and South-East Asia, although extensive trapping has led to a rapid decline in some of its range Distinguished by its striking markings, the moustache parakeet is sadly less than flourishing in…

  • Parrots: Tall tales of psittacine talents

    Parrots: Tall tales of psittacine talents

    18th December 2017

    Above: ’Ello ’ello: good to see you are on the right side of the law, Artha! Dot Schwarz relates some interesting anecdotes that highlight the intelligence of parrots, taken from her own and other people’s experiences with these fascinating birds. PARROT owners…

  • Parrots: A race against time in the neotropics

    Parrots: A race against time in the neotropics

    4th December 2017

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/ostill. The study published in Conservation Biology in October found that there were moderate decreases for 15 parrot populations including the green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus) in Bolivia  The last global parrot review took place 17 years ago, so a new…

  • Beautiful parrots

    Beautiful parrots

    29th November 2017

    Photo: Tony Tilford. Fiery-shouldered parakeet: the two-toned wing coverts are shown well here  Even among the Pyrrhura parakeets, the fiery-shouldered parakeet is little seen in captivity, yet ROSEMARY LOW has happy memories of two youngsters that fledged under her care. PYRRHURAS…

  • Final observations on Bourke’s parakeets

    Final observations on Bourke’s parakeets

    21st November 2017

    Photo: Les Rance. Don’t rush: Les quarantines new stock away from the rest of his collection for three weeks, and then introduces one of his current birds to the new stock for a further two weeks. LES RANCE concludes his short…