Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild

      Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild
People form enduring emotional bonds with other animal species, such as dogs, cats, and horses For the most part, these are domesticated animals, with one notable exception many people form close and supportive relationships with parrots, even though these amusing and curious birds remain thoroughly wild creatures What enables this unique group of animals to form social bonds with people, and what does this mean for their survival In Thinking like a Parrot, Alan B Bond and Judy Diamond look beyond much of the standard work on captive parrots to the mischievous, inquisitive, and astonishingly vocal parrots of the wild Focusing on the psychology and ecology of wild parrots, Bond and Diamond document their distinctive social behavior, sophisticated cognition, and extraordinary vocal abilities Also included are short vignettes field notes on the natural history and behavior of both rare and widely distributed species, from the neotropical crimson fronted parakeet to New Zealand s flightless, ground dwelling k k p This composite approach makes clear that the behavior of captive parrots is grounded in the birds wild ecology and evolution, revealing that parrots ability to bond with people is an evolutionary accident, a by product of the intense sociality and flexible behavior that characterize their lives Despite their adaptability and intelligence, however, nearly all large parrot species are rare, threatened, or endangered To successfully manage and restore these wild populations, Bond and Diamond argue, we must develop a fuller understanding of their biology and the complex set of ecological and behavioral traits that has led to their vulnerability Spanning the global distribution of parrot species, Thinking like a Parrot is rich with surprising insights into parrot intelligence, flexibility, and even in the face of threats resilience. Free Download [ Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild ] Author [ Alan Bond ] –

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      Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild
 By Alan Bond IBN : 022624878X Format : Hardcover –
  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild
  • Alan Bond
  • 21 August 2018
  • 022624878X

10 thoughts on “ Thinking Like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild

  1. Grrlscientist says:

    After we clambered down from the trees ourselves, people have kept and sometimes bred parrots as pets, for ceremonial purposes and to advertize their personal wealth or power to their fellow humans forthan three thousand years But unlike cats, dogs and the other animals that we live with, parrots are not domesticated they are still wild animals What is it about parrots that enables them to form close social bonds with people Parrots obvious cleverness, gregari...

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