Orange-bellied Parrot

Hatching Success for Orange-Bellied Parrots

With its wild population numbers critically low, the orange-bellied parrot, one of Australia’s rarest birds, stands on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, the Healsville Sanctuary, which spans over 74 acres of native Australian landscape, had one of its most successful breeding seasons. See what the sanctuary is doing to save this little parrot.

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What Is a Geriatric Parrot?

What exactly defines a “geriatric” bird? Discover the physiological signs of aging in birds and the steps to take to help ward off the afflictions associated with advanced age as well as see what studies reveal on birds’ secret to a long life span.

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Parrots Can Play Mind Games

The Best Laid Plans….  Nonscientists think that research always goes according to plan, that nothing unexpected ever happens. Of course, anyone who lives with a parrot might know otherwise, and that person would be correct. It’s not a common occurrence, but every once in awhile, our birds surprise us, and although many times the surprise […]

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Macaw Project

“The Macaw Project” Documentary Takes Flight

The internet has become an embedded force for many things since its worldwide adoption. It has become a powerful economic base, as well as an unmatched forum for knowledge. There is little doubt as to the bad that has occurred since its acceptance. But there can be no denial of the extraordinary good that has […]

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Physics of Bird Flight Inspire Scientists

Science has made life a different experience for many in the world. That includes the many creatures within its helpful sphere that has benefited from advancements that have significantly improved their lives. From the physical aspects of those science-led advancements like 3D printing of beaks, feet, and shells, to the dedicated study of specialized areas […]

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Parrot Conservation Surprise Challenge: Bees

When Dr. Caroline Efstathion learned that a major problem for parrots in South America and Africa is Africanized honey bees taking over their nesting cavities, she seized the opportunity to combine her passion for parrots and knowledge of entomology to help find a solution.

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Day in the Life of Pepperberg’s Parrots

Curious to know what an average day is like in Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s research lab on the Harvard campus? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of African greys Griffin and Athena!

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