Call of elusive night parrot to be monitored by outback Queensland grazier

The search for the elusive night parrot continues in outback Queensland with audio technology now being used to listen for the birds’ call. Recorders are being placed in paddocks at Noonbah Station, south-west of Longreach to record the call of the elusive night parrots at dawn and dusk. Night parrots have already been detected north-west […]

Read More

Making New Things Fun for Your Parrot

Barbara talks about Making New Things Fun for Your Parrot you My Parrots just blow me away sometimes. Or perhaps it is better to say that training with positive reinforcement blows me away. I recently brought Delbert, my yellow naped Amazon Parrot to a new location for a photo shoot. He is fully flighted and an […]

Read More

Reflections on Parrot Behaviour

Reflections on Parrot Behaviour When we look in the mirror, we know who looks back. Children learn that a mirror image is not a real person by the age of two. It takes them another year or so to recognise their reflection as themselves. Humans take this ability for granted, but it is in fact […]

Read More

Blue-throated Macaw – Reinvigorating wild population

Blue-throated Macaw Background Information Bolivia is home to 12 species of macaws, and most are thriving. Not among these healthy parrot populations, however, is the Critically Endangered Blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis), with less than 15 breeding pairs known to be nesting in a remote, widely dispersed range in the north of the country. Years of […]

Read More

Vulnerable Seychelles Black Parrot hatchlings take to the skies

Seychelles Black Parrot – Every year in the palm forests of Praslin, the second-largest island on the archipelago of Seychelles, a group of birds is monitored very closely during their breeding and hatching seasons. This shy greyish-brown parrot – perhaps overenthusiastically named as the Seychelles Black Parrot (Coracopsis barklyi) – cannot be found anywhere else […]

Read More