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All Things Zygodactyl is All About Parrots. Keeping Companion Parrots Safe and Keeping Wild Parrots Wild.
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Threatened orange-bellied parrots to hitch ride on plane in effort to save species

Threatened orange-bellied parrots to hitch ride on plane in effort to save species | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
There are only a few dozen orange-bellied parrots left alive in the wild, so this species will be flown to Tasmania by plane, rather than migrating naturally, in a desperate effort to prevent their extinction.
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One of Australia's most threatened bird species will be boarding a plane from Victoria to Tasmania's south-west wilderness next month in a desperate effort to save the animal from extinction:
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A bold idea to save the kea - North & South

A bold idea to save the kea - North & South | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Kea: By 1970, efficient hunters had killed estimated 150,000 kea. There are now between 1000-5000 remaining. Could they be reintroduced into predator-free zones in the North Island to ensure their survival?
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Fewer than 5,000 kea parrots still survive in the wilds of New Zealand:
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Drones help researchers track critically endangered swift parrots in Australia

Drones help researchers track critically endangered swift parrots in Australia | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
One of Australia's most endangered birds, the swift parrot, is being tracked by drones in the NSW Riverina, in a bid to better protect the remaining parrots and help ensure the species' survival.
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Saving Australia's critically endangered Swift Parrot:
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Napa Valley woman helps endangered birds in Indonesia

Napa Valley woman helps endangered birds in Indonesia | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Like a lot of Napa Valley residents, Bonnie Zimmermann works for a winery. But her true passion lies 8,000 miles away in Indonesia, where she rehabilitates rare birds that have
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Saving Indonesia's Wild Cockatoos:
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Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction

Pasadena's Screaming Parrots Are Super Annoying But May Save Their Species From Extinction | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Our accidental satellite population of red-crowned parrots are thriving in the SGV but dying off in their native habitat.
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An island of hope for the yellow-naped parrot

An island of hope for the yellow-naped parrot | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Ometepe, an island rising out of Lake Nicaragua, is home to one of the largest remaining populations of the yellow-naped parrot. These beautiful birds play an important role in their ecosystem as seed dispersers, meaning they are crucial to the health of the tropical forests in which they live.
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Cockatoo identified in 13th Century European book

Cockatoo identified in 13th Century European book | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
The images predate other European ones by 250 years and provide insight into medieval trade routes.
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Researchers have discovered the oldest-known European illustrations of an Australasian cockatoo, in a manuscript from the 13th Century. Four drawings of the white bird were found in a falconry book once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The book is now in the Vatican Library. They pre-date other European depictions of cockatoos by 250 years. Researchers say the images in the book, dated between 1241-1248, provide insight into medieval trade routes:
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Puerto Rico's Parrot Population Is Slowly Recovering

Puerto Rico's Parrot Population Is Slowly Recovering | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Although the wild birds seem reluctant to breed, dozens of fledglings have successfully hatched in captivity.
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Puerto Rico's parrots slowly recovering from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria:
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Lovely Swift Parrot in life and death battle against extinction

Lovely Swift Parrot in life and death battle against extinction | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
It is thought there are as few as 2000 Swift Parrot birds left in the wild.
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One of a handful of migratory parrots:
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Man-made nesting hollows prove a big hit with endangered swift parrots

Man-made nesting hollows prove a big hit with endangered swift parrots | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Nesting hollows carved into trees to help save the critically endangered swift parrot are proving amazingly popular with the birds.
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Post-Irma, Parrots in the Abaco Pinelands Are Holding Their Own

Post-Irma, Parrots in the Abaco Pinelands Are Holding Their Own | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Scott Johnson shares with us his recent experience conducting surveys of Bahama Parrots in the wilds of Great Abaco with Dr. Frank Rivera-Milan— read on to  find out more about the challenges these…
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Night parrots discovery in central-west Queensland puts elusive bird 'back in spotlight'

Night parrots discovery in central-west Queensland puts elusive bird 'back in spotlight' | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
The discovery of more night parrots in a remote national park in central-west Queensland increases the known range of the world's most mysterious bird by four times, Australian Wildlife Conservancy says.
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The discovery of more night parrots in a remote national park in central-west Queensland has increased the known range of the bird by four times, Australian Wildlife Conservancy says:
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This Popular Parrot 'Talks' Like Us. But We're Silencing It.

This Popular Parrot 'Talks' Like Us. But We're Silencing It. | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Scientists are using forensic techniques to help save African gray parrots, among the most illegally trafficked birds in the world.
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Fighting the illegal trade in wild-caught African grey parrots:
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Open home: Google Earth allows kākāpō pundits to take virtual tour of the parrot's habitat

Open home: Google Earth allows kākāpō pundits to take virtual tour of the parrot's habitat | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Google Earth is providing a rare look into the homes of kākāpō around New Zealand.
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Google Earth allows kākāpō pundits to take virtual tour of the parrot's habitat:
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Glossy black cockatoos under pressure from development in Australia's New South Wales

Glossy black cockatoos under pressure from development in Australia's New South Wales | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Once abundant, the glossy black cockatoo is being wiped out across eastern Australia with one of its remaining habitats south of Sydney under threat from land clearing for development.
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Parrots flock to Sydney amid NSW's record warmth, deepening drought

Parrots flock to Sydney amid NSW's record warmth, deepening drought | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Sydney's driest start to a year since 1968 appears to be encouraging a trend that has nudged large flocks of parrots to set up home in Sydney's parks.
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Birds of a Feather

The relationship between humans and parrots can be surprisingly profound.
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Terrific story with outstanding photography about the relationship between parrots and people:
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Renewed focus to save Castlemaine’s migratory parrots

Renewed focus to save Castlemaine’s migratory parrots | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
The swift parrot migrates from south-west Tasmania to Victoria each winter, but it's future is unclear.
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Saving the Swift parrot, one of the world's few migratory parrots:
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Critically Endangered Swift Parrots visit Sydney »

Critically Endangered Swift Parrots visit Sydney » | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
The Critically Endangered Swift Parrots visited Mt Annan Botanic Gardens in western Sydney. This is only the second record of this species at the Gardens.
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One of the world's few migratory parrots:
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Cockies continue to prove elusive

Cockies continue to prove elusive | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
The native cockatoo may be endangered.
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On the track of the elusive South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Parrot:
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Parrots fill the soundscape in urban Los Angeles

Parrots fill the soundscape in urban Los Angeles | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Wild parrots are everywhere in Los Angeles. Their calls have come to be one of the defining features of the city soundscape.
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Legal Poaching Is Threatening Miami's Wild Parrots

Legal Poaching Is Threatening Miami's Wild Parrots | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
Every morning for the past 25 years, a flock of blue and gold macaws has flown into Daria Feinstein’s backyard in Coral Gables.
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The sad case of Miami's wild macaws:
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Parrots, Popular Pet Birds, Threatened by Illegal Trade

Parrots, Popular Pet Birds, Threatened by Illegal Trade | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
They sing, dance, and steal our hearts. They’re so beloved as pets that international traffickers are now stealing them from the wild.
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Have parrots become too popular for their own good?
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Scorching heat more than Delhi's birds can withstand

Scorching heat more than Delhi's birds can withstand | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
High temperatures that have shot up to 46 degree Celsius in parts of Delhi, accompanied by very hot winds, are making little creatures like birds as well as squirrels and bats faint and fall to the ground.
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Intense heat in India devastating parrots and other birds and wildlife:
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Chennai’s 'Birdman' faces eviction: What will happen to the 2,000 parakeets he feeds?

Chennai’s 'Birdman' faces eviction: What will happen to the 2,000 parakeets he feeds? | All Things Zygodactyl | Scoop.it
It was close to 4pm in the afternoon and the harsh summer sun was still making its presence felt in the narrow lanes of Royapettah in Chennai. As this reporter made her way down Pycrofts Road, enquiries about the 'Birdman' were met with both incredulity and familiarity. But a short walk down the road led to large posters of parrots on a dilapidated acid-green building. 
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The Birdman of Chennai has been feeding the parrots for fifteen years:
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