Naturalized Parrots of the World: Distribution, Ecology, and Impacts of the World’s Most Colorful Colonizers

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Naturalized Parrots of the World: Distribution, Ecology, and Impacts of the World’s Most Colorful Colonizers Editor: Stephen Pruett-Jones Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press Pages: 304 Illustrations and other contents: 50 color graphs, maps, and photos. Language: English ISBN: 9780691204413 Categories: , , Tag:

A remarkable exploration of naturalized parrots, among the most widely distributed birds in the world

There are more than 350 species of parrots in the world, and approximately 300 of these species have been transported to other countries through the caged pet trade. Whether through escaped captivity or purposeful release, many of these parrots are now breeding in new habitats. Indeed, no less than 75 species of parrots have established breeding populations in countries where they were introduced, and parrots are now among the most widely distributed group of birds.

Naturalized Parrots of the World is the first book to examine this specific avian population. Bringing together the work of leading researchers in one convenient volume, this book explores the biology of naturalized parrots and their interactions with native ecosystems. Experts discuss the global distribution of parrots, their genetics, conservation implications, and human responses to these birds. They also consider debates surrounding management issues and the lack of consensus around nonnative species in the wild. Later chapters feature case studies of the two most successful species-the rose-ringed parakeet and monk parakeet-as well as studies of the introduced parrot species located in specific countries and regions, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, northern Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

Highlighting critical aspects of conservation biology and biodiversity, Naturalized Parrots of the World will be an invaluable resource for parrot owners, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and birdwatchers.

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Author Biography

Stephen Pruett-Jones is associate professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. He has spent forty-five years studying the biology and behavior of birds in North America, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.