– Parrot turns stool pigeon, sings like canary about cheating girlfriend: Don’t know why, but some of the best parrot stories come out of England: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-374322/Parrot-blows-whistle-girl…
– Giant “parrot beaked” dinosaur fossils found in Siberia. Even partially shares scientific name with parrots. http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/759840
– Parrots and sharing: latest study from Dr. Irene Pepperberg‘s lab: http://lafeber.com/pet-birds/pepperbergs-parrot-research-can-parrots-share/
– Psittsacine cinema: Disco the parakeet on “Today”: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/350382 —Scarlet macaws in Costa Rica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgBR1IaSjfY&feature=youtu.be — Conversation with Vino the baby macaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84vzaH70CV4&feature=youtu.be –– Bowie talks to Tweety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMk-JXENEM — Yellow nape amazon goes on the attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmseshp7pTg&feature=youtu.be –Baby Spix macaws chattering away:https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=593583660715475 –Too cute-5 baby parrotlets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmlMQtMkywo
– Martian parrots: Is that “geologic formation” on the surface of Mars really a parrot? Scroll down to the colorized depiction! http://marsanomalies.proboards.com/thread/25/wil-fausts-parrot-city?page=3
– The BEST pet parrot? Some say it’s the green cheeked conure: http://www.birdchannel.com/conures/green-cheeked-conure.aspx
– Parrotrivia: Harrison Ford posed with an Amazon parrot for his role in the often overlooked and underrated “Mosquito Coast”.
– Interpreting parrot body language: http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-behavior-and-training/bird-behavior-issu…
– The naughty list: A petition is afoot to stop sales of live animals on Craigslist. It is apparently driven mainly by the thought that unscrupulous dog fighting rings obtain “bait” animals that way, but there have reportedly been scams involving bird sales as well.
– Barbara Heidenreich guests on The BirdWhisperer Radio Show. (internetradioamerica.com) 12/7 at 7 pm. Some of her upcoming webinars inlcude “Screaming for Attention” Sat. 11/29 3-4 PM Central: http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED55DB838447 and “Fixing Fear Responses/Building Trust in Companion Parrots” 12/4, 7-8 PM Central http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED55DB83854C
– Looks at books: Author Sy Montgomery to autograph/personalize “Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo” and her other books Sat. 11/29; 12-2 at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH. — Book review: “Confessions of a Birdaholic frpom Cockatiels to Cockatoos”. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23506122-confessions-of-a-birdaholic-… — “I Saw Wild Parrots in New York City” by “Pet Gazette” corrsespondent George Sommers now available on Kindle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j77xgw8cyGQ&feature=youtu.be
– Showtime: 11/29: Garden State Bird Association 10th Annual Bird Show (Canary and Finch) – Portuguese Instructive Social Club, 417 US Highway 1, Elizabeth, NJ – 9-4 973-951-6199 – email@example.com — 12/6-7: Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair – North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA – Sat 9-5 pm, Sun 10-4 – 770-279-9899 – firstname.lastname@example.org — 12/6: Lancaster Bird Expo 2285 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 9-5 Featuring speakers Concetta Ferragamo, Robin Shewokis and Jason Crean. Raffles, door prizes, holiday theme. $7. adults; $2. 7-13, under 7 FREE. http://www.lancasterbirdexpo.com/ — 12/7: Exotic Bird Fair Expo – Circleville Volunteer Fire Department, 129 North Robbins Station Road, North Huntingdon, PA – 10-4 – 419-685-2412 – email@example.com
– Rescue me: Adopt, don’t buy:reasons why- http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/11/13/parrot-advocates-adopt — We don’t like rushing Christmas, never mind New Year’s, but for Under My Wing Refuge’s 15 for ’15 New Year Kick Off Fundraiser, we’ll make an exception: https://www.crowdrise.com/15for15newyearkickoff — Find the perfect present in the Midwest Avian Adoption and Rescue Services Store! 100% of purchases go towards bird care. http://conta.cc/1ANTG2v
– News tips: Tonja Ante, Mali Cakani, Sheldon Orloff, Concetta DellaRocco Ferragamo, Marcy Arnaud, Angela Cancilla Herschel, Irena Schulz, Karen Johnson Foster, Flapping Feathers newsletter, Diane Dwyer, Ray Riley