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Parrot Facts: Habits, Habitat & Species

Parrots are members of the order Psittaciformes, which includes more than 350 bird species, including parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Though there are many types of parrots, all parrot species have a few traits in common. For example, to be classified as a parrot, the bird must […]

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Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)

The beautiful Umbrella Cockatoo, also sometimes referred to as the White Cockatoo, is a medium sized cockatoo weighing between 500 – 700grams and measuring 43-48cm. They are large parrots with impressive white plumage. They have been named due to their impressive, broad, backward bending crest, which opens and fans out like an umbrella. When their […]

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Big and Beautiful, the Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaws have been long prized in aviculture for their size and beauty. Not only are they among the largest parrots in the world, they also have amazing personalities. The Scarlet Macaws have especially long tails, which are often as long as their bodies. Scarlet Macaws are a brilliant red with yellow coverts on the […]

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Macaws in Aviculture. By Tony Silva

For some years Arthur Alfred Prestwich was secretary of the British Avicultural Society, publisher of the prestigious Avicultural Magazine, which first appeared in print in 1894; the name of the society gave rise to the term aviculture, or the care and keeping of birds. In 1963 A.A. Prestwich published his “I Name This Parrot…”, the […]

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Breeding the Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise in Weltvogelpark Walsrode: Age is not an obstacle! By: Dipl.-Biol. Anne Hoppmann

Hand-rearing Team: Veterinarian Andreas Frei, Biologist Jan Dams, Animal Keepers Wolfgang Magnus, Janina Gerbatsch, Sina Eggers and Kim-Jana Lang Birds of Paradise are among the world’s most well-known and famous bird species due to the often colourful and very exceptional plumage of the males. The small, up to middle sized passerine birds mostly live in […]

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