Pyrrhura Parakeets: Aviculture, Natural History, Conservation. Revised Edition (Conures)
by JAMIE HALE • August 22, 2022
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New Arrival: Pyrrhura Parakeets: Aviculture, Natural History, Conservation. Revised Edition (Conures)
Low, Rosemary. $39.99
Rosemary Low's superb book on this fascinating genus of small parrots has been extensively revised. 90 full color photos (55 new images), most maps redrawn and all in color. The text has been updated, especially conservation of individual species.
Rosemary Low's passionate interest in these fascinating parakeets is evident on almost every page. In the avicultural chapters she emphasizes aspects that improve their quality of life: spacious accommodation (they need to fly), a varied diet including many foods gathered from the wild, and avoiding over-breeding for the pet trade. The chapters on conservation show her concern for their survival (11 of the approximately 30 species are of conservation concern) and describes what is being done to save them from extinction.
A MUST for all Green-Cheeked conure and other Pyrrhura lovers.
See two new glowing reviews of this edition:
Pyrrhura Parakeets Review in Birds & Birdkeeping Magazine
Pyrrhura Parakeets Review in Parrot Society UK magazine