Parrot Fossil of a bird usually associated with the warmer climates was discovered recently in Siberia. Siberia, a place where only hardy wildlife such as brown bears, lynx and deer will survive is the source of this unique finding. For the first time ever a parrot fossil has been found in Siberia and has now
Parrot Species Threat in Southern Africa. As a result of the legal animal trade Southern African parrot species are under threat. This excludes poaching threat. There were around 18,000 protected species of wild plant and animal worth $340 million sold legally between 2005 and 2014. At the top of the export list were live parrots.
Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease (PBFD) is a virus threatening the survival of rare Australian parrot species, including the western ground and orange-bellied parrots. These species have fewer than 50 birds remaining in the wild. The disease, which can lead to starvation and death as feathers moult and beaks soften is one of the main threats