Parrots of the World

Parrots of the World

by Joseph M. Forshaw, Frank Knight

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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

  • Includes color distribution maps

  • Shows where to observe each species in the wild

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400836208
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/27/2010
Series: Princeton Field Guides , #70
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,089,034
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

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
  • Index of English Names, pg. 314
  • Index of Scientific Names, pg. 320

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