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The conservation of large rainforest parrots : a study of the breeding biology of palm cockatoos, eclectus parrots and vulturina parrots

Igag, Paul

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In this thesis I outline the breeding biology and likely causes of threat to three species of large parrot found in the New Guinea rainforest: palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus), Pesquet's parrots (Psittrichus fulgidus), and eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus). All species are threatened by loss of habitat. Palm cockatoos and Pesquet's parrots are further threatened by being hunted for food and the thriving trade in the latters' feathers. Eclectus parrots are more abundant and less...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002-07
Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10924

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