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Australian Parrots Need More Protection

via: Australian National University

Australia has the world’s highest diversity of parrots, but a new analysis by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) has found the nation’s record in conserving these beautiful birds leaves much to be desired.

Professor Rob Heinsohn, from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, said Australia was the third worst performing country when it came to the risks of parrot extinction.

Professor Heinsohn co-authored a report that looked at factors causing extinction risk among parrots around the world. The study compared the circumstances of all 398 parrot species worldwide and then ranked their risk of extinction…

(read more: PhysOrg)

photograph of Palm Cockatoo by C.N. Zdenek    

I was shopping for bird toys and stands on Craig’s list when a rehoming ad for an English budgie popped up. He’s 4 months hand raised and very sweet and only an hour and a half away, the woman bought him for her son but doesn’t have as much time to spend with him as he deserves. Long story short I sent the lady an email offering to take him.

Moral of this story: be careful shopping on Craig’s list cause you might fall in love with a bird who needs a home.

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