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Photographic Examples: The Wild-caught Bird Trade of Parrots

The following photographs depict the legal capture and trade of parrots.
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                                  (© World Parrot Trust. All rights reserved)
Caption: Blue-fronted Amazons (Amazona aestiva) harvested in Argentina for the international market.

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Caption: Patagonian Conures (Cyanoliseus patagonus) trapped in Argentina, packed in cramped cages prior to export. These highly unnatural social environments cause undue stress, frequent mortality, and encourage outbreaks of infectious disease.

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Caption: Recently confiscated Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus) in shipping container at Nairobi Airport, Kenya.

                                  (© Associação Bichos da Mata. All rights reserved.)
Caption: Blue and Gold Macaws (Ara ararauna) recent released to Pantanal region, Brazil after 2 years of rehabilitation.

                                  (© Limbe Wildlife Center . All rights reserved.)
Caption: Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) release to wild. 1,200 Grey parrots were found in an illegal shipment in Cameroon in the winter of 2007.

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