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How The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn Survive Winter

Imagine looking up in the New York City sky and seeing a flock of medium sized green and white parrots above.  Yes, indeed.  Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens are home to a large group of feral Quaker Parrots.   Known as “the wild parrots of Brooklyn,” no one really knows how these Argentinian natives arrived […]

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The Most Exotic Birds Infographic

About Parrots Of The World InfoGraphic

Click image to see a larger versionThe Most Exotic Birds Infographic via Pet Supplies

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The Pink Major Mitchell Cockatoo is best for the experienced birder.

How Did the Major Mitchell Cockatoo Get Its Name?

By Diane Burroughs The Major Mitchell Cockatoo is a beautiful, pink colored  medium sized cockatoo  originating from Central and South Central Australia.  These birds are considered to be “threatened” on a low level – they are on the Appendix II list.  Also known as the “Leadbeater” or Pink Cockaoo these birds may live about 60-75 […]

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Parrot Conservation and the Red-browed Amazon Parrot

By Diane Burroughs Description: Commonly named the Red-browed, Red-topped or Red-crowned Amazon parrot, Amazona rhodocorytha is among the largest of Amazon parrots, adults reaching 35-40 cm in length and 450-650 g in weight. The obvious feature of the species is the red forehead and crown, which fades toward the nape to a reddish-purple tinged with […]

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About Amazon Parrots

About Amazon Parrots: The Mealy Amazon

About Amazon Parrots: The Mealy Amazon: Once Common, Now Forgotten By Phil Samuelson, Guest Blogger One day while browsing through a large feed store in Santa Barbara, California, I came across an interesting sight. The storeowner was a horse enthusiast who also loved parrots and would usually have a few for sale. A green-winged macaw […]

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