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tags: US endangered species list, parrots, aviculture, captive breeding, position statement, Parrots International, politics NOTE: This position statement just came to my attention. I wish I had learned about it on 10 August, since I would have shared it immediately on that day. August 10, 2009 Public Comments Processing Attn: FWS-R9-IA-2009-0016 Division of Policy and…

tags: snowball, dancing cockatoo, parrots, Cacatua galerita eleanora, interview Snowball, adult male Eleanora (medium sulfur-crested) cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleanora. Image: courtesy of Bird Lovers Only [larger view]. I have been working behind the scenes for the opportunity to interview Irena, the woman who lives with the amazing Snowball, the dancing cockatoo. She recently indicated her…

tags: snowball, dancing cockatoo, parrots, Cacatua galerita eleanora, interview Snowball, adult male Eleanora (medium sulfur-crested) cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleanora. Image: courtesy of Bird Lovers Only [larger view]. I have been working behind the scenes for the opportunity to interview Irena, the woman who lives with the amazing Snowball, the dancing cockatoo. She recently indicated her…

Head-Banging Parrot

tags: parrot, head-banger, umbrella cockatoo, music, dancing parrot, streaming video This is an interesting video is a headbanging umbrella cockatoo — this bird really rocks out! Be sure to turn the sound down before you view this video, lest you go deaf… [0:38]

tags: photographers, photography, godlessness, birds, humor, funny, comedy, streaming video Bird photographers: yes, we go to great lengths to get those speshul pictures! This video documents the extreme lengths that some photographers go to for that perfect shot. How far would you go? [1:38]

tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

Seattle Busker, Phinneas Phogg

tags: Phinneas Phogg, Seattle, Pike Place Market, parrots, pets, entertainment, streaming video This interesting video is an interview with Chris and Phineas Phogg, who entertain crowds at the Pike Place Market in my other home, Seattle. In this video, Chris talks about about their lives as Buskers. This video reminds me of my own beloved…

tags: House Resolution 669, HR 669, The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act, legislation, pets, politics Elektra, my female Solomon Islands eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis. This is the smallest and most distinctively marked of all the subspecies of eclectus parrots. Image: GrrlScientist 4 July 2008 [larger view].