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

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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Mira Tweti

Pet Parrot Peeve

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Aug 01, 2015

I'm sure this will go over like a lead balloon in some quarters. But, after 20 years of rescuing & rehabbing more than 150 birds I've developed a strong "us vs them" feeling for veterinarians that make $ treating birds rescued from abusive situations when the funds are coming from people without...

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Mira Tweti

Bottle birds - what could be worse?

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | May 27, 2015

When I wrote my book, "Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species," back in 2008 I covered the heinous practice of smugglers shoving parrots into bottles - everything from deodorant canisters (the obvious giveaway were...

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Rowan Martin

Lilian’s Lovebird expedition gets underway!

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | May 18, 2015

This week Dr Tiwonge Gawa sets off on a two month expedition as part of a World Parrot Trust project aimed at understanding the conservation needs of Lilian’s lovebirds. Dr. Gawa, who recently won an award as a leading International Young Conservationist is heading up a team of researchers to...

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