Parrots of the World
If you are a bird lover, you really must take a trip to Parrots of the World (See video above).
For those of us who cannot get there, there is a brilliant resource in the form of a book available to purchase online all about parrots of the world, and these are wonderful additions to your bird book collections.
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691142858
- Product Dimensions: 9.1×5.9×1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world, but they are 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, 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.
- This is the only parrot guide to focus on geographical distribution.
- Parrots of the World covers all 356 species.
- Includes color distribution maps.
- Shows you where to observe each species in the wild.
- Available in Hard Cover, Paperback, and Kindle.
“This guide is a must-have for any parrot lover or bird enthusiast.”–Eva Matthews, Flying Mullet.”
Here are some REAL customer reviews:
A gorgeous book. More usable than the previous edition: physically smaller (still a coffee-table book, but lighter & smaller – binding should hold up now), much more up to date, no more hunting for pictures. Downsides: text refers to color plates but… Read more
“Great but not flawless”
This is certainly the best parrot guide I’ve ever seen, the result of a great deal of expertise and talent. The illustrations are clear, and for many species, the bird is shown from the top and bottom to aid identification. Where birds vary in appearance… Read more
“Kindle edition has poor images. Disappointed.”
In late February 2011, I was working away from home in Southern California and I kept seeing parrots. I opted for the convenience of the Kindle edition. It is handy carrying around books in your pocket but I wish that the editors would have taken a wee… Read more