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5.0 von 5 Sternen Absolutely superb, 3. April 1998
This review is from the standpoint of a person who keeps parrots as companion birds. Just so you know where I'm coming from. This BOOK however was created primarily for the field identification of parrots in the wild. It illustrates in color paintings every species of parrot and most of the subspecies, a la the Peterson guides. Then it has sections on Identification, voice, Distribution and Status, Ecology, Description, Sex/Age, Measurements, Geographical Variation (races), and References. This is a double-column book that uses 8 point type so there is a phenomenal amount of information within its almost 600 pages. I so fell in love with this book when I saw it that I couldn't resist paying full price even though I knew I'd probably get a substantial discount from Amazon.
This book is about how parrots live in the wild. This is not a book about parrots in captivity in case you own companion parrots. But I've repeatedly found that if you have a knowledge of how your pets live in the wild, this can shed great insight on their behavior in the home, which is perhaps the most important reason I would recommend this book for those keeping parrots as companions.
The paintings are scientifically accurate rather than works of art, although they are attractive enough. The printed quality of the color plates is very high for a book of this nature, but the pictures are small. Typical is the Leadbeater which is about 2". There are only 88 color plates covering 350 species and subspecies (500 illustrations in all), so that gives you an idea of how dense each page is. Typical for a guidebook however.
A very interesting feature of this book is that it gives field conservationist estimates of the total world population of most species. For example, from this book I learned that the published figures in the popular press for Galahs are grossly inflated according to the estimates made by field conservationists. The actual estimated world population is 5,000,000, not 100,000,000 that I'd read elsewhere (Australian government reports?). And the huge shoals number about 1,000, not 100,000 that I'd also read elsewhere.
As for Little Corellas, the world population is estimated to be about 1,000,000. The Long-billed Corella currently has a population of 250,000 and increasing. Ducorps: 100,000 and stable. Umbrella world population: unknown but estimates range from 50,000 to 200,000. Moluccan: estimated at 8,000. Leadbeater: 20,000. Think twice before getting a Moluccan as a companion bird. Perhaps they should be kept in breeding programs for a while. (Can you tell I'm a cockatoo afictionado?)
It needs to be emphasized that the population figures supplied ARE from field conservationists and so are probably very conservative, and will be in disagreement with government reports that might see a particular species as a pest (like Galahs and Little Corellas). The actual numbers are probably somewhere in between but undoubtedly much closer to the figures quoted than the ones we hear of from people who want us to think that nothing is wrong, or that THEY are being wronged (like the farmers in Australia).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent addition to any naturalist's library, 28. Oktober 1998
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This book belongs in the library of any naturalist or bird lover. The plates are wonderful with vivid colors that serve to identify the various species. The text provides concise information on natural history, a map of each species' range in the wild, its conservation status and other information. This book could be used in the field or as a comprehensive reference book on these remarkable birds. The authors must have poured a phenomenal amount of work into researching and writing this book. Buy one for yourself and another for a friend.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Encyclopedia for Parrots, 13. Juni 2000
This is the first book I bought on Parrots and it is the only I would ever need to learn about the different types of Parrots in the world. It contains information and pictures on every type of Parrot from the African Grey to the rare Kakapo. I only wish they had an indication on the price range of each bird on the market for those who breed and sell. I would definitely recommend this book to the serious Parrot collector. A definite must on a Parrot lover's bookshelf and worth every dollar.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Eine große Hilfe, 22. April 2002
Es ist ein Buch das man sehr vielseitig verwenden kann. Zum einen stehen wertvolle Informationen über die einzelnen Vogelarten in diesem Buch und zum anderen kann man es bei sehr gut zur Bestimmung der einzelnen Sittiche und Papageien verwenden. Es ist sowohl für Anfänger als auch im Besonderen für den professionellen Vogelzüchter empfehlenswert!
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