Thinking like a parrot…

People form enduring emotional bonds with animals – dogs, cats. Mainly domesticated animals except wild parrots. What enables them to form social bonds with people? In Thinking Like A Parrot, Alan Bond, Judy Diamond look beyond captive parrots to mischievous, inquisitive, astonishingly vocal wild parrots. Focussing on psychology, ecology of wild parrots, document distinctive social behaviour, sophisticated cognition, extraordinary vocal abilities. Parrots ability to bond with people is an evolutionary by-product of intense sociality, flexible behaviour. Despite their adaptability, intelligence, all rare, large wild parrots are threatened, endangered. Book offers surprising insights into parrot intelligence, flexibility, resilience.

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