Wild Parrots of Australia, Part 2

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Okay, if you are like me, you were not able to see the Nature program, Parrots in the Land of Oz, which aired on PBS on 19, 20 and 21 October. So I have dug up a few videos that give you a glimpse of what you did not see. This is a second video includes lots of footage of huge squadrons of flying budgerigars, and several species of stunningly colored rosellas and lories (which I’ve bred in captivity) [9:24]


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Wild Parrots of Australia, Part 2

  1. Hai~Ren says:

    All I could think of for the first 2 minutes was MY GOODNESS, that’s a lot of budgies.

  2. Nan McIntyre says:

    For anyone who would like to see the whole documentary at once,
    if you’re able to access the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    It has a streaming serve of the documentary, not exactly hd tv quality, but passable on a small screen, and the site also has behind-the-scenes vision.