[PDF / Epub] ✑ Thinking Like a Parrot ☄ Alan Bond – Bluevapours.co.uk 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 suppo 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 uniue group of animals to form social bonds with people and what does this mean for their survival In Thinking Like a Parrot Alan B
Thinking Like MOBI :✓ Bond and Judy Diamond look beyond much of the standard work on captive parrots to the mischievous inuisitive 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 kākāpō 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.
- 296 pages
- Thinking Like a Parrot
- Alan Bond
- 19 October 2015 Alan Bond