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Animal World References - Pet Birds - Exotic Birds

Pet Birds ~ Exotic Birds

Book References

  1. Christopher M. Perrins, Consultant-in-Chief, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds, The Definitive Reference to Birds of the World, Prentice Hall Press, 1990.
  2. Gary A Gollerstein, D.V.M., The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994
  3. Julie Rach Mancini, Conure: Your Happy Healthy Pet, Howell Book House; 2 edition, 2006
  4. David Alderton, Birdkeeper's Guide to Pet Birds, Tetra Press, 1987 (Good basic information and lots of colorful photos).
  5. David Alderton, Parrots, Salamander Books, 1999
  6. Don Harper,  Keeping Pet Birds, A Practical Encyclopedia, Blitz Editions, 1995
  7. Fran Gonzalez,  Breeding Exotic Birds A Beginner's Guide, Neon Pet Publications, 1993
  8. Gayle. A. Soucek,  The Parrot Breeder's Answer Book, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2001
  9. Mattie Sue Athan, Guide To A Well-Behaved Parrot, Barron's, 1993. This is a great book on handling, training, an understanding your parrot.
  10. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, Aviaries A Complete Introduction, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1987
  11. Anmarie Barrie, A Step-by-Step Book About Canaries, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1996.
  12. Paul Paradise, Canaries, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1995.
  13. Sue-Rhee Pasca, Your First Canary, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1996.
  14. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, Conures, Barron's, 1992
  15. Mathew M. Vriends, Phd.,  Conures, A Complete Owners Manual, T.F.H Publications, Inc.   (Identification of species, in-depth information on care).
  16. Tony Silva, Barbara Kotlar,  Conures, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1988 (Good basic information and lots of colorful photos).
  17. Thomas Arndt,  Atlas of Conures, T.F.H. Publications, Inc. (Covers conures species and subspecies, magnificent volume with over 2100 photos and drawings).
  18. Annette Wolter, African Gray Parrots, Barron's, 1986
  19. Michael W. Gos,  Lories,  T.F.H. Publications, Inc. (Good information and lots of colorful photos)
  20. Rosemary Low,  Lories and Lorikeets, T.F.H. Publications, Inc.  (Identification of species and subspecies, emphasis on breeding).
  21. Roger Sweeney,  Handbook of Lories and Lorikeets, T.F.H. Publications, Inc.  (Good information on choosing and caring for)
  22. J. Abramson, B.L. Speer, J.B. Thompson, The Large Macaws: Their Care, Breeding, and Conservation, Raintree Publications, 1996
  23. Roger G. Sweeney,  Macaws a Complete Owners Manual, Barron's, 1992
  24. Horst Schmidt,  Macaws as a Hobby, T.F.H Publications, Inc.  (Practical information as a first time owner).
  25. Werner Lantermann,  Encyclopedia of Macaws, T.F.H Publications, Inc. ( Covers every aspect of Macaw care, contains over 200 full color photos).
  26. Werner and Susanne Lantermann, Amazon Parrots, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1988
  27. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, The New Cockatiel Handbook, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1988
  28. Anmarie Barrie, A Step-by-Step Book About Cockatiels, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1987.
  29. Elaine Radford, Cockatiels, A Complete Introduction, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1987.
  30. Dr. Gerald R. Allen and Connie J. Allen, All about Cockatiels, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1980.
  31. Werner and Susanne Lantermann, Cockatoos, A complete Pet Owner's Manual, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1989.
  32. Arthur Freud, All About The Parrots, Howell Book House, 1986.
  33. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends and Petra Bleher, Dwarf Parrots, T.F.H. Publications, Inc. 1979.
  34. David Alderton,, A Bird Keeper's Guide to Parrots and Macaws, Salamander Books, 1989
  35. Elaine Radford, A Step-by-Step Book About Parrots, T.F.H. Publications, Inc. 1988.
  36. Joseph M. Forshaw, Parrots of the World, Hancock House Pub Ltd. 2000.
  37. Dr. David Alderton, The Atlas of Parrots of the World, T.F.H. Publications, Inc. 1991.
  38. Rosemary Lowe, The Complete Book of Parrots, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1989.
  39. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, Lovebirds, A Complete Pet Owners Manual, Second Edition, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1995.
  40. Michael Kelly, Your First Lovebird, T.F.H Publications, Inc. 1996.
  41. Arnold Weston, A Step-by-Step Book About Lovebirds, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1995.
  42. Annette Wolter and Monika Wegler, The Complete Book of Parakeet Care, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1994.
  43. Gayle Soucek, The Guide to Owning a Quaker Parrot, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 2001.
  44. Annette Wolter, Long-Tailed Parakeets, A Complete Pet Owners Manual, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1992.
  45. Immanuel Birmelin and Annette Wolter, The New Parakeet Handbook, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1986.
  46. George A. Radtke, A Step-By-Step book about Budgerigars,T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1990.
  47. Cessa Feyerabend, B.Sc., Parakeets,T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1984.
  48. Christa Koepff and Aapril Romagnano, Ph.D., DVM, The Finch Handbook, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2001.
  49. Rod Fischer, The Guide to Owning a Finch, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1997.
  50. Elaine Radford, A Step-By-Step book about Finches, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1996.
  51. George W. Noreen, Your First Finch, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1996.
  52. P. M. Soderberg, Finches, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1984.
  53. Mervin F. Roberts, Zebra Finches, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1988.
  54. Hans-Jurgen Martin, Zebra Finches, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1985.
  55. Michael Gos, Doves, T.F.H. Publications, Inc., 1989.
  56. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, Doves, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 1994.
  57. Dr. Mathew M. Vriends, Pigeons, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual, Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2005.
  58. Richard Mizera, Doves, Traditional Symbols of Peace And Love, Article, Pet Product News, May, 2000.

Miscellaneous References:

  1. The Genus Conurus in the West Indies,, referenced 2011
  2. Dr. Karl Russ (1833-1899), The Speaking Parrots: a scientific manual (1884), Internet Archive, Biodiversity Heritage Library
  3. Dennis Saydak, In Praise of the Hawk-Headed Parrot, Old World Aviaries
  4. Inigo-Elias, Eduardo E., Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Identification, Neotropical Birds Online, Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2010
  5. David A. Wiedenfeld,  A New Subspecies OF Scarlet Macaw and its Status and Conservation, The Neotropical Ornithological Society, Copyright 1994
  6. The Green Cheeked Amazon, Southeast Texas Avian Rescue, Copyright 2004
  7. Goran Rudic, Amazona autumnalis lilacina - Lilacine Amazon Parrot
  8. The Red Lored Amazon Parrot, Southeast Texas Avian Rescue, copyright 2004
  9. Gail J. Worth, Panama Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala panamensis), Aves International
  10. Yellow-crowned Amazon, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  11. Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix, BirdLife International, 1986
  12. Amazona oratrix Ridgway, 1887, ITIS Report
  13. The Alex Foundation Research Publications, The Alex Foundation
  14. Howard Voren, Blue Mutation Yellow-Naped Amazon, Voren's Aviaries, Inc., Advancement of Psittacultural Science
  15. Orange-winged Amazon, Also Known As: Orange-winged Parrot, World Parrot Trust, copyright 2009
  16. The White Fronted Amazon, Southwest Texas Avian Rescue, copyright 2004
  17. African Grey Parrots, African GreyParrots
  18. Jean Pattison, African Greys - Congo or Timneh, Organization of Professional Aviculture, OPA
  19. Rita Shimniok, The Timneh African Grey, Stepping Out of the Shadow of it's Larger Cousin, NetPets
  20. Congo and Tinmeh African Greys ((Psittacus e. erithacus and P.e.timneh), Aves International
  21. Amazona, IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Version 2011.1.
  22. Blue-fronted Yellow-shouldered Amazons, AvianWeb LLC, Copyright 2010
  23. Joanie Doss, Amazon FAQ , Up at Six, Last Revised: Sunday, 20-Jul-2008
  24. DVD filmed by Eelco Meyjes, Birdkeeping the South African Way, Part 4: Keeping and Breeding the African Grey, promoted by Birds of a Feather
  25. Batul Nafisa Baxamusa, Eclectus Parrots as Pets,
  26. Parrots,, Copyright 2000 - 2010, 2011
  27. Eclectus Parrots, Avian Web
  28. Deborah Wisti-Peterson, Monograph of Hawk-Head Parrots
  29. RI. W. Shufeldt, MD. (1886), Osteology of Conurus Carolinensis, Medical Corps U.S. Army
  30. Senegal Parrots aka Yellow-vented Parrots, Avian Web
  31. Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ,
  32. Richard Mizera, Doves, Traditional Symbols of Peace And Love, Article, Pet Product News, May, 2000.
  33. Parrot, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  34. African Grey Parrot, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  35. Eclectus Parrot, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  36. Senegal Parrot, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  37. Farlex, Canary , The Free Dictionary, Referenced Online, 2006
  38. Ken's Canary Page -
  39. Canaries,, Referenced Online, 2006
  40. Olszewski, Anthony, The Canary FAQ , Referenced Online, 2006
  41. Bracegirdle, Doe A., History of the Gloster Canary
  42. Domestic Canary,, Referenced Online, 2006
  43. Canary - German Roller Central, Referenced Online, 2006
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  45. Wirick, Kevin., "Let's Breed Type Canaries", Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture, Referenced Online, 2006
  46. Wolnik, Ginger, Song Canaries in the U.S., Referenced Online, 2006


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  2. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ -
  3. ARKive, ARKive is a ‘virtual’ conservation effort. "Using film, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world’s biodiversity - complementing other species information datasets, and making a key resource available for scientists, conservationists, educators and the general public."
  4. UNEP-WCMC United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre -, "Working towards a wiser world: one in which everyone recognizes that the diversity of life on Earth is vital to the future of humanity. The Centre strives to promote wiser decision-making and a sustainable future by providing information on the conservation and sustainable management of the living world."
  5. Species 2000 and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), -, Catalogue of Life programme aims to create a uniform and validated index to the world's known species for use as a practical tool in inventorying and monitoring biodiversity worldwide.
  6. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) -, "An international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Roughly 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants are protected by CITES against over-exploitation through


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