Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands: Biology, Ecology and Conservation

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Parrots' colour and charisma, coupled with the fact that they mimic human speech, make them fascinating to many people. They are ancient birds with unique bill and foot structures that enable them to forage on fruits in the canopy of forest trees as well as on seeds in grasslands. Because they depend on fruits and seeds all year round, most species are confined to the tropics or sub-tropics, where the world's biodiversity is at its greatest. There are over three hundred species of parrots, of which more than one hundred are ...

Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands: Biology, ecology and conservation 2012, Wits University Press, Johannesburg

ISBN-13: 9781868145522

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