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Worrying news on Timneh Parrots from Gola
Posted by Simon Valle & Stuart Marsden The Timneh Parrot ( Psittacus timneh ) together with the congeneric Grey Parrot ( Psittacus erithacus ) has recently been uplisted, to Endangered based on the suspected decline due to habitat loss and trapping for the ...
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Spotlight on Timneh Parrot
 Posted by Stu, Simon Valle & Amy Marsden Ever since Simon Valle (now Bangor University ) and Nat Annorbah finished their PhDs on Grey Parrots here at MMU, we’ve been itching to start more work on this stunning but troubled taxon. The opportunity arrived in...
Spotlight on Timneh Parrot
Spotlight on Timneh Parrot
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The trapping of adult grey parrots is ruinous
Posted by Simon Valle & Stu In a paper just published in Biological Conservation , Simon Valle et al . investigated how different capture methods and other aspects of parrot trade, other than just the actual volume of birds taken from the wild, can affect s...
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Using acoustic monitoring to understand human impacts on Amazonian wildlife
Posted by Oliver Metcalf It was dawn on my first morning in the Amazon. 24 hours earlier, I had been walking through the snow in Manchester to catch a bus to the airport, now I was stood 50m up on a scaffolding tower, soaring above the rain forest canopy, l...
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Myna miracle needed for Indonesia’s threatened starlings
Posted by Tom Squires Trade-driven extinction threatens a growing number of Indonesia’s songbirds, as unsustainable trapping to supply the cagebird trade continues seemingly unabated (Eaton et al . 2015). In 2016, 19 of Indonesia’s bird species, all bar one...
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Salone's gangs: Children of a civil war
Posted by Amy Marsden For three months, I lived in Kenema, in Sierra Leone’s Eastern Province, as part of the ICS scheme . Our group was mainly involved in peaceful conflict resolution discussions with members of violent street gangs and young people in the...
Salone's gangs: Children of a civil war
Salone's gangs: Children of a civil war
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Understanding demand for songbirds in Java
Posted by Harry Marshall Back in February I attended the Asian Songbird Crisis Summit in Singapore , as a prospective PhD student soon to begin working under the supervision of Stu, Nigel Collar (Birdlife), Andy Moss (Chester Zoo), and Alex Lees (MMU). My r...
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Survival ecology for the Yellow-crested Cockatoo
Posted by Anna Reuleaux Two years ago we attended a workshop on Yellow-crested Cockatoo conservation on Sumba which quickly resulted in several research projects on the species. These research projects funded by Loro Parque Fundación (LPF) and Zoologische G...
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Asian Songbird Crisis Meeting and the ‘birders' graveyard’
Posted by Stu I recently returned from Singapore and Indonesia – a trip almost wholly dedicated to planning our work on the Asian Songbird Crisis ( Eaton et al. 2015 ).  One of the main jobs was to get Tom Squires and Harry Marshall, our two new PhD student...
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Parrots and parakeets in the Dominican Republic
Posted by Stu Hispaniola is an extraordinary place physically, culturally and biologically. The western third of the island is Haiti, born out of a slave rebellion at the end of the 18th Century, and seemingly being punished/punishing itself ever since. The...
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