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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Rowan Martin

Is an End to the Trade in Wild Grey Parrots in Sight?

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Aug 16, 2016

An end to the trade in wild-caught African Grey parrots has come one step closer to reality. A number of African countries (including Gabon, Angola, Chad, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) together with the European Union and United States have submitted a proposal to transfer Grey and Timneh...

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Rowan Martin

Confiscated Grey Parrots Thriving in the Wild Three Years On

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Aug 08, 2016

Over three years ago, 17 Grey parrots were released on Ngamba Island, in Lake Victoria, Uganda. These parrots were the sole survivors of an original group of 108 wild Grey parrots that were likely trapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and later confiscated by authorities as they were...

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Sam Williams, PhD

The things we do for parrots

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Nov 02, 2015

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In the never ending search for maximum effectiveness and efficiency in helping parrots I'd given up caffeine about a year and a half ago. In some ways I’m a terrible Brit I don’t like football, beer or cricket, but Tea, well Tea was always an institution not to be messed with. When it came to tea...

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Ria Winters

The Broad-billed parrot of Mauritius

Parrot Blogger: Ria Winters | Aug 21, 2015

Bird lovers know the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius mostly because of its famous inhabitant, the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus). This giant flightless pigeon died out in the late seventeen hundreds, in less than a century after man set foot on the island. The Dodo was subject of paintings, animated...

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