Category Archive: Psittaciformes

Aug 03 2014

Rarest birds in the World: Glaucous Macaw (Anodorynchus glaucus)

Comments on the Glaucous Macaw were first published by Sanchez Labrador (1767) who wrote that the Guaa’-obi lived along the banks of the Uruguay River, and to a lesser extent, in the forest near the Paraguay River. The species was first described by Vieillot in 1816, as Anodorhynchus glaucus, based on the observations of Azara …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/rarest-birds-in-the-world-glaucous-macaw-anodorynchus-glaucus

May 22 2013

How Guianan Indians change the color of the Macaw’s feathers

The cultivation of artificially colored feathers seems to have been an old practice in the western Guianas and beyond. The Indians of the upper Orinoco utilise a frog, allied to the Rana tinctoria, the blood of which, introduced into the skin of a parrot, in places where the feathers have been plucked out, occasions the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/23723

May 06 2013

Bird stories, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

In the religion of the Mayas of Yucatan the great god of light was Itsamna, one of whose titles was The Lord, the Eye of the Day, a truly picturesque description of the sun. A temple at Itzmal was consecrated to him under the double name Eye of Day-Bird of Fire. In time of pestilence, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/scarlet-macaw-ara-macao

May 05 2013

Bird stories, Cactus Parakeet and Campo Troupial

The Sertanejos think that keeping a Campo Troupial as a pet can attract disagreeable events. Consuming a brew made from the meat of the Cactus Parakeet is believed bythe Sertanejos to facilitate the eruption of new teeth in children. Bird nr 3 in the plate. Bezerra, D. Birds and people in semiarid northeastern Brazil: symbolic …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/bird-stories-cactus-parakeet-and-campo-troupial

May 02 2013

Bird stories, African Grey Parrot

There was once a Banker who taught his Parrot the speech of men. The Parrot made such progress that he was soon able to take part in any conversation, and he astonished every one by his intelligence. One day a Parson came by the Parrot. My respects to your Reverence, said the Parrot. O reverend …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/bird-stories-african-grey-parrot

Feb 28 2012

Long-billed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii)

Long-billed Black Cockatoo

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Cacatuidae | [latin] Calyptorhynchus baudinii | [authority] Lear, 1832 | [UK] Long-billed Black Cockatoo | [FR] Cacatoes de Baudin | [DE] Weissschwanz-Russkakadu | [ES] Cacatua Funebre Piquilarga | [NL] Baudin?s bruine kaketoe | [copyright picture] Ian Montgomery Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Callocephalon baudinii Calyptorhynchus baudinii AU sw Australia Genus …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/psittaciformes-cacatuidae-long-billed-black-cockatoo-calyptorhynchus-baudinii

Feb 28 2012

Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

Green Rosella

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Platycercus caledonicus | [authority] Gmelin, 1788 | [UK] Green Rosella | [FR] Perruche palliceps | [DE] Gelbbauch-Siitich | [ES] Perico de Tasmania | [NL] Geelbuikrosella | [copyright picture] Greame Chapman Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Platycercus caledonicus AU Tasmania Platycercus caledonicus brownii King I. (Bass Strait) Platycercus …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/psittaciformes-psittacidae-green-rosella-platycercus-caledonicus

Feb 28 2012

Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae)

Green-cheeked Parakeet

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrrhura molinae | [authority] Massena and Souance, 1854 | [UK] Green-cheeked Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Molina | [DE] Molinasittich | [ES] Chiripepe de Cabeza Gris, Cotorra de Molina | [NL] Groenwangparkiet | [copyright picture] Brandon Lim Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pyrrhura molinae SA c Pyrrhura …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/psittaciformes-psittacidae-green-cheeked-parakeet-pyrrhura-molinae

Feb 28 2012

Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

Grey Parrot

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacus erithacus | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] Grey Parrot | [FR] Perroquet gris | [DE] Graupapagei | [ES] Loro Yaco | [NL] Grijze Roodstaartpapegaai | [copyright picture] L.Miguel Bugallo Sanchez Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Poicephalus erithacus Psittacus erithacus AF w, c Psittacus erithacus erithacus se …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/psittaciformes-psittacidae-grey-parrot-psittacus-erithacus

Feb 28 2012

Great-billed Parrot (Tanygnathus megalorynchos)

Great-billed Parrot

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Tanygnathus megalorynchos | [authority] Boddaert, 1783 | [UK] Great-billed Parrot | [FR] Palette a gros bec | [DE] Schwarschulter-Papagei | [ES] Loro Picogoro | [NL] Dikbekpapegaai | [copyright picture] Neville Kemp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Tanygnathus megalorynchos AU Moluccas, Lesser Sundas, Tanygnathus megalorynchos affinis s Moluccas …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.planetofbirds.com/psittaciformes-psittacidae-great-billed-parrot-tanygnathus-megalorynchos

Older posts «