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Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Toa Kyle

First nest fledges

Parrot Blogger: Toa Kyle | Dec 15, 2006

Looking over the past few things I’ve posted I’m wondering if I’m depressing readers; nests failing, adults hemorrhaging, etc.  It’s a nice change then to write about the first nest of the season to fledge young.  I flew out to the area to verify it myself.  Part of me was secretly hoping to...

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Toa Kyle

Nest 20 predated

Parrot Blogger: Toa Kyle | Nov 23, 2006

We’ve lost nest 20 to predation.  I mentioned before that when a chick is over 300g its predation risk is lowered.  Nest 20 has proved to be an exception.  One of our crew went to check on this nest the other morning to find a distressed nesting pair and numerous vultures circling above the nest. ...

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Sam Williams, PhD


Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Nov 18, 2006

Now I’m into my third month back in the UK I am finally getting used to the notion of being indoors virtually all the time! This adaptation is of course helped by the fact that the UK is getting colder and that sitting outside just to have lunch in natural daylight almost leads to a reduced core...

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Toa Kyle

A wounded female and possible siblicide

Parrot Blogger: Toa Kyle | Nov 11, 2006

I’m back in town after checking on nest 20 (the new nest we discovered late October).  The nestling is progressing fine.  It weighed in over 300g at around 17 days of age.  It’s always a relief when a chick gets to this size as it’s highly unlikely med-sized predators such as toucans and...

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