by Matt Cameron

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Cockatoos are large, intelligent and attractive birds. Of the 21 recognised species, 14 occur in Australia, with three of these also found in New Guinea. Seven species are distributed across the islands of south-east Asia. While many species are common or abundant, an increasing number face extinction due to habitat loss, the illegal bird trade and global warming. Extensively illustrated, Cockatoos looks at the ecology and conservation of these iconic birds, including their evolution, distribution, movements, feeding and reproduction. It examines the pest status of cockatoos, the impact of the illegal bird trade and the role played by aviculturists in cockatoo conservation programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643098763
Publication date: 12/20/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Matt Cameron has worked in the field of natural resource management for nearly 20 years, with a particular emphasis on threatened species conservation. He has undertaken research on a range of species groups including invertebrates, waterbirds, reptiles, raptors and cockatoos. The results of this work have been published in national and international scientific journals. He is currently based in country NSW, where he is employed by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1) Introduction; 2) Cockatoo Species; 3) Evolution; 4) Colour, Size and Shape; 5) Habitats and Distribution; 6) Movements; 7) Food and Feeding; 8) Reproduction; 9) Cockatoos as Pests; 10) Trade in Cockatoos; 11) Conservation; Appendices; References; Index.

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