From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world--and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution--Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world.
The only parrot guide to focus on geographical distribution
Covers all 356 species
Features 146 color plates depicting all species and well-differentiated subspecies
Provides detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status
Joseph M. Forshaw is one of Australia's foremost ornithologists and a world-renowned expert on parrots. His books include Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide (Princeton). Frank Knight has been an illustrator for three decades, producing artwork for scientific papers, books, and lectures. His books include The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia.
Table of Contents
FrontMatter, pg. 1
CONTENTS, pg. 5
List of Color Plates, pg. 6
Preface, pg. 8
Plan of the Book, pg. 10
Introduction, pg. 15
Parrots in the Australasian Distribution (Plates 1–62), pg. 22
Parrots in the Afro-Asian Distribution (Plates 63–76), pg. 146
Parrots in the Neotropical Distribution (Plates 77–144), pg. 174
Extinct or Presumed Extinct Parrots (Plates 145–146), pg. 310
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