C8 Parrots - C8 Parrots Thursday July 2 2015 11:13 PM World Distribution Southern Hemisphere and tropics Most in S America or Australia None naturally

C8 Parrots - C8 Parrots Thursday July 2 2015 11:13 PM World...

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Mostin S America or AustraliaNone naturally in Europe or RussiaSouthernHemisphereandtropicsWorldDistributionRange acrossEast US, fromNY to FLMost north latitude of any parrotHabitat destructionPersecuted as an agricultural pest, feathersand foodExtinct(Cincinnati Zoo1918)Carolina ParakeetShortnecksPlumpappearanceDistinguishable hand andfeetDownward-carveduppermandible and upwardcurving lower mandibleBill used as a third footPowerfulgraspUse of handsZygodactyl feet(1stand4th pointbackwardswhile middle 2 pointforward)Anatomical FeaturesTail feather vary (longpoint to short and square)Predominantfeathercolor is GREENFeathersSeeds, fruits, budsand insectsKea parrot (New Zealand) eat meatDietC8 ParrotsThursday, July 2, 201511:13 PM
Lories/lorikeetseatpollen,nectar, or fruitNeutralize toxinsingested withtheir foodSource of sodiumParrots ingestCLAYSmall flocks/familygroups(some have largeflocks)Highly social except during breeding seasonFemale incubate eggs, male get foodParrotsarelong-termmonogamousKea and Kakapoare polygamousSocialMain threat is man for pet or foodMonkeys/treedwellers may take eggsPredators374 species of parrotsAlmost 1/497 of 355 species are threatenedHigh level of extinction19 extinct parrots; endemic to islandsSensitive toinvasive species,storms,and humanencroachmentCurrent PopulationStatus of WildParrotsParrots as PetsType of birdyou are seeking as companionPhysical contact level requiredCommitmentduration(somelive to 90)NoiseAllergiesCostCockatiels, lovebirds, AfricanGreys, and someAmazonsare fairlycommon in pet stores.Specialized bird pet shopshavean even greaterselection, including a variety of macaws,Amazons, andlarge cockatoosConsiderations
Amazons, andlarge cockatoosID and record keepingClosed:parrot bornin captivityOpen:wild-

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