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The Speaking Parrots: A Scientific Manual | by Dr. Karl Russ



The fancy for Speaking Parrots not only dates from very ancient times, but in the present day it is extraordinarily ardent and widespread. Doubtless, no other bird kept alone as a speaker will take in a higher degree the position of friend and companion to man than a parrot. In accordance with its title, this book deals exclusively with those Parrots which have, up to the present time, been clearly proved to be gifted with speech.

TitleThe Speaking Parrots: A Scientific Manual
AuthorDr. Karl Russ
PublisherL. Upcott Gill
Year1884
Copyright1884, L. Upcott Gill
AmazonThe Speaking Parrots

By Dr. Karl Russ, Author Of "The Foreign Aviary Birds," "Manual For Bird Fanciers,' Etc., Etc., And Editor Of The Journal, "The Feathered World.'

Translated By Leonora Schultze, And Revised By Dr. Karl Russ.

-Preface
The fancy for Speaking Parrots not only dates from very ancient times, but in the present day it is extraordinarily ardent and widespread. Doubtless, no other bird kept alone as a speaker will take in...
-Part I. General. Chapter I. Introduction
Natural Endowments of the Parrot - Power of Imitating Speech - Various Species - Physical Characteristics of the Talking Species - Mental Endowments - The Parrot in Confinement - The Parrots in their ...
-Introduction. Part 2
It is not parrots only that are capable of learning to pronounce human words, but a considerable number of other foreign and native birds, which, however - as far as our present knowledge extends - ar...
-Introduction. Part 3
I shall not here enter particularly into the habits, etc, of parrots in a state of nature, as I have already done so fully in my before-mentioned larger work. But this knowledge is necessary for the t...
-Introduction. Part 4
The parrots suffer much more on the steamboat than while in the hands of the buyers. They are pent in great numbers in proportionately small cases, which have bars only on one side, stowed in the lowe...
-Chapter II. Purchase And Reception
Tokens of a Desirable Speaking Parrot - Signs of Health - Precautions in Buying - Acclimatised Birds - Transport - Treatment on Acquisition. The species of parrot to be bought must be regulated b...
-Purchase And Reception. Part 2
In every transaction in living animals there are on the one side self-deceptions which are very difficult to avoid, and on the other, more dishonesty than in most bargains. It is a melancholy, but nev...
-Purchase And Reception. Part 3
Reception For every parrot ordered, or expected, the cage or stand should be in readiness, so that on its arrival it may not require to remain longer in the travelling case. In taking it out of the...
-Chapter III. The Cage
Requirements of a good Parrot Cage - Square Cages - Cage of the Ornis Society of Berlin - Perches - Ornamental Cages - Open Stands - Chain and Leg Ring. The choice of a cage is important for any bi...
-The Cage. Continued
Cages for the lesser and smallest of the parrots, which are kept singly as speakers - also for the Alexandrine Parrakeets and the Undulated Parrakeets - should resemble in all the arrangements the pat...
-Chapter IV. Food
Improper Feeding by Wholesale Buyers and Importers - Natural Food of Parrots - Corresponding Food in Captivity - Evils of Careless Feeding - Dietary Requisites - Lime - Drinking and Bathing Water. ...
-Food. Continued
The above directions as to food hold good in general for the following genera : Grey Parrots, Black Parrots, Amazons, Noble Parrots or Eclecti (but for the last-named more fruit is advisable), all Coc...
-Chapter V. Taming And Training
Susceptibility of Parrots to Teaching - Taming by Force - Aptitude for Taming and Teaching - Conditions to be Observed - Signs of a Talented Bird - Practical Directions for Training - Differences of C...
-Taming And Training. Part 2
Amateurs will also often follow the above mode of proceeding, because, although it requires great exertion, yet it leads to the desired end more quickly than any other course. Mr. Meyer, the Comptroll...
-Taming And Training. Part 3
Now the attempt may be made to scratch the head while saying a few words coaxingly, especially such words as it already knows; this should be done in the twilight, or in the evening by gas light; soon...
-Taming And Training. Part 4
But, apart from imitative talent, there are other considerations. Above all, every parrot which is to be taught must enjoy perfect health and strength and have careful management. Further, as said bef...
-Chapter VI. Peeservation Of Health
General Comfort - Dangerous Influences - Effects of Draughts, Excessive Heat, and Foul Air - Overhanging of the Cage - Care of Plumage - Bathing - Moulting - Play of Wings - Attention to Feet - Descri...
-Peeservation Of Health. Continued
Medium-sized and smaller parrots need only be bathed by compulsion when they will not voluntarily take a bath; but for this purpose it is better to stick a leafy branch well wetted into their cage, fo...
-Chapter VII. Diseases
Signs of III Health - Influenza - Catarrh in the Air Tubes, and Inflammation of the Mouth, Larynx, and Throat - Inflammation of the Lungs - Windpipe Worm or Larynx Worm - Diphtheria and Croup - Inflam...
-Inflammation Of The Lungs
Symptoms: Difficult, short, rapid, or wheezing breathing, with open beak, hot breast, melancholy, want of appetite, perceptible fever, painful coughing, discharge of yellow phlegm, sometimes streaked ...
-Tuberculosis
Of frequent occurrence not only in the lungs but principally in the liver; also in the heart, the sac of the heart, spleen, kidneys, stomach, ovary, intestines, etc. Symptoms: Emaciation, and swelling...
-Disorder Of The Digestion
Symptoms: Want of appetite, hard, brown excrement in small quantities; apathy. Causes : Unsuitable or bad food, and consequent disturbed condition of the gall and other digestive fluids. Treatment: Li...
-Dropsy
Cause : Cold, especially after incautious forcible bathing in the case of the large parrots; inflammation of the peritoneum, probably succeeded by other disorders, such as tubercles in the intestines....
-Intestinal Worms
In several cases of late it has been ascertained with certainty that tape-worms and ascarides exist sometimes in parrots as well as in other birds. The former I have myself found and the latter have b...
-Disease Of The Vent Glands (Also Called The Fat Glands)
These provide the bird with the necessary fatty substance for the maintenance of the plumage, and easily become affected, especially in the case of cage birds. This may be the reason, particularly wit...
-Diseases Of The Liver And Spleen
The first occur rather frequently in parrots. Causes; Wrong or over rich food. In consequence of catarrh in the intestines, the opening which conducts the gall into the smaller intestines becomes clos...
-Diseases Of The Eyes
The eyes are more or less sympathetically affected by the diseases of other organs; for example, in the diphtheritic-croupish inflammation of the mucous membrane (see p. 55), in which nearly always th...
-Wounds
It is astonishing with what wonderful self-healing power Nature has endued birds. It is only necessary to clean and cool even severe wounds with a damp sponge and the place will heal of itself, if onl...
-Burns
A parrot, say, has flown upon a hot iron plate, or is scorched at the door of a stove. Such injuries should be treated as in mankind, with a liniment made of linseed oil and lime water (58) or Goulard...
-Diseases Of The Beak
All birds are subject to deformities of the beak, which sometimes occur in freedom, but are usually due to the influences of captivity. The parrot's beak is often immoderately long, too much bent, or ...
-Diseases Of The Feet
When the feet of birds are neglected, inflammation may be set up under the crust of dirt, with suppuration, and larger or smaller ulcers, which may lead to inflammation of the joints, the loss of some...
-Table Of Medicines, With Directions For Mixing The Same, And Doses
All the medicines prescribed may be bought at an apothecary's or druggist's. If no directions are added to the name it must be asked for by that here given. Attention must be paid to the number which ...
-Part II. The Speaking Parrots. Chapter VIII. General Remakes
Exposition of the Subject - Breeding of Valuable Speakers. In accordance with the title of this work, I must here treat of all parrots which have hitherto proved themselves to be gifted with speech...
-Chapter IX. The True Parrots. Talents As Speakers - Natural History - Existence In Captivity
The class of True Parrots, with which the Grey Parrots (Psittacus, L.) and the Black Parrots (Coracopsis, Wgl.) are connected, includes the most noted of all the talkers. There are six varieties, two ...
-Chapter X. The Grey Parrot. Psittacus Erithaeus, L
Grey Parrot, Red-tailed Grey Parrot, or Jaco (German, Grauer Papagei oder Jako, rothschwanziger Papagei and rothschwanziger Graupapagei; French, Perroquet gris, Perroquet cendre, Jaco; Dutch, Grauwe o...
-Chapter XV. The Blue-Fronted Amazon
Psittacus aestivus, Lth. Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot (Ger., Gemeine Amazone, blos Amazone oder Amazonenpapagei, blaustimige, gewohnliche, blau-und gelbkopfige Amazone, Rothbugamazone, Rothbugama-zon...
-Chapter XVI. The Orange-Winged Amazon
Psittacus amazonicus, L. Orange-winged Amazon Parrot (Ger., Venezuela-Amazone, Kurz-flugelpapagei mit grunem Flugelbug, falschlich Genuine Amazone oder gar Neuhollilnderpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amaz...
-Chapter XVIL. Levaillant's Amazon
Psittacus Levaillanti, Gr. Double-fronted Amazon (Ger., Grosser oder doppelter Gelbkopf grosse gelbkopfige Amazone, Leraillant's Amazonenpapagei, Levaillant's Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amaz...
-Chapter XVIII. The Yellow-Fronted Amazon
Psittacus ochrocephalus, Gml. Yellow-fronted Amazon (Ger., Surinam-Amazone und Surinam-papagei, Gelbscheiteliger Kurzflugelpapagei und Gelbscheitel-Amazone; Fr., Perroquet Amazone a front jaune, Pe...
-Chapter XIX. The Yellow-Shouldered Amazon
Psittacus ochropterus, Gml. Single Yellow-headed Amazon (Ger., Kleiner Gelbkopf oder Sonnenpapagei, Gelbflugeliger Kurzflugeligpapagei, Gelb-fiilgeliger Amazonenpapagei, Gelbflugelamazone; Fr., Per...
-Chapter XX. The Mealy Amazon
Psittacus farinosus, Bdd. Mealy Amazon (Ger., Mullerpapagei, Midler oder Muller-amazone, weissbepuderter Amazonenpapagei, bereifter Kurz-fiugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone poudree, Meunier; Dut....
-Chapter XXI. The Golden-Naped Amazon
Psittacus auripalliatus, Lss. GoIden-naped Amazon (Ger., Gelbnacken oder Gelbnacke-Amazone, Gelbnackiger Papagei, Goldnachen-Amazone oder Amazonenpapagei, blos Goldnachen und gelbnackiger Kurz-flug...
-Chapter XXII. The Guatemalan Amazon
Psittacus guatemalensis, Hrtl. Guatemala Amazon (Ger., Guatemala-Amazone, Blausclieitel-Amazonenpapagei, Blauscheiteliger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone de Guatemale; Dut., Guatemala Ama...
-Chapter XXIII. The Festive Amazon
Psittacus festivus, L. Festive Amazon (Ger., Blaubart, blaubdrtige Amazone, roth' ruckiger Amazonenpapagei, rothruckige Amazone, blaukinniger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone a dos rouge, ...
-Chapter XXIV. Salle's Amazon
Psittacus Sallei, Scl. Salle's Amazon (Ger., St. Domingo-Amazone, weissstimige Porto-riko - Amazone, Blaukrone, Salle's Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone de St. Domingo; Dut., Salle's Amazo...
-Chapter XXV. The Red-Feonted Amazon
Psittacus vittatus, Bdd. Red-fronted Amazon (Ger., Rothstirnige Portoriko-Amazone, blos Portoriko - Amazone, rothstirniger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone a front rouge, Perroquet de St. ...
-Chapter XXVI. The White-Fronted Amazon
Psittacus leucocephalus, L. White-fronted Amazon (Ger., Rothhalsige Kuba-Amazone, blos Kuba-Amazone, roihbauchiger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perro-quet-Amazone a tete blanche, Perroquet Amazone de Cu...
-Chapter XXVII. The Red-Theoated Amazon
Psittacus collarius, L. Red-throated Amazon (Ger., Weisskopfige Amazone, Jamaika-Amazone, Jamaika - Amazonenpapagei, weisskopfiger Kurz-fliigelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone a gorge rouge, Perro-q...
-Chapter XXVIII. The White-Beowed Amazon
Psittacus albifrcms, Sprrm. Spectacle Parrot (Ger., Brillenamazone, Weissstirnige Amazone, Weisszugeliger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet a front blanc, Perroquet a joues rouges; Dut., Witvoorhoq...
-Chapter XXIX. The Red-Masked Amazon
Psittacus brasiliensis, L. Red-mashed Amazon (Ger., Rothmasken-Amazone, Rothmaskirter Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone a masque rouge; Dut., Roodmasker Amazone Papegaai) - Description. ...
-Chapter XXX. The Vinaceous Amazon
Psittacus vinaceus, Pr. Wd. Vinaceous Amazon (Ger., Weinrothe Amazone, Taubenhals-Amazone, rotihschnabeliger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr, Perroquet Amazone d couleur de vin, Amazone d bec couleur de sang...
-Chapter XXXI. The Yellow-Cheeked Amazon
Psittacus autumnalis, L. Yellow-cheeked Amazon (Ger., Gelbwangige-Amazone, Herbst-Amazone, Herbspapagei, gelbwangiger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone d joues jaunes; Dut., Geelwang Amazon...
-Chapter XXXII. The Diademed Amazon
Psittacus diadematus, Shw. Diademed Amazon (Ger., Diadem-Amazone, Amazone mit lila-farbnem Scheitel, lilascheiteliger Kurzflugelpapagei; Fr., Perro-quet Amazone a diademe, Perroquet Amazone couronn...
-Chapter XXXILL. Dufresne's Amazon
Psittacus Dufresnei (Lvll.), KM. Dufresnes Amazon (Ger., Granada - Amazone, Goldmasken) Amazone (!), Dufresnes Kurzflugelpapaagei; Fr., Perroquet Amazone de Dufresne; Dut., Dufresnes Amazone Papega...
-Chapter XXXIV. The Pioninae, Or Long-Winged
PARROTS. Capacity as Talkers - Distinguishing Marks - Habitat - Importation - Management. Far behind the two genera of which we have already spoken stand the Long-winged Parrots (Pionias, Wgl.),...
-Chapter XXXV. The Senegal Parrot. Psittacus Senegalus, L
Senegal Parrot (Ger., Mohrenkopf-Papagei, Orange-bauchiger Langflugelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet du Senegal, Perroquet a tete noire; Dut., Senegal Langvleugel Papegaai) - Description - Regarded as an Orna...
-Chapter XXXVI. The Maitaka Parrot, Or Red-Vented Parrot
Psittacns menstruus, L. The Blue-headed Parrot (Ger., Blaukopf, falschlich blaukopfiger Portoriko-papagei, Schwarzolirpapagei, Schwarzgeohrter Langflugelpapagei, Maitaka; Fr., Perroquet d tete bleu...
-Chapter XXXVII. The Hawk-Headed Parrot
Psittacua accipitrinus, L. Hawk-headed Caique, Hooded Parrot (Ger., Kragenpapagei, Hollen-Langflugelpapagei, Facherpapagei (!); Fr., Perroquet d cravatte, Perroquet maille; Dut., Havikkop Langvleug...
-Chapter XXXVIII. The Eclecti
Distinguishing Marks - As Cage Birds - Management. The Eclecti, or, as they are called in Germany, The Noble Parrots (Eclectus, Wgl.) are large, handsome birds, closely allied to the Amazons as w...
-Chapter XXXIX. The New Guinea Eclectus Or Parrot
Psittacus Linnei, Ess.; P. polychlorus, Scpl. aa male, P. Linnei, Wgl. as female. Red-sided Eclectus, or Red-sided Green Lory, male bird so-called (Ger., Grunedelpapagei, grosser gruner Edelpapagei...
-Chapter XL. The Gilolo, Or Halmahera Eclectus Or Parrot
Psittacus grandis, Ess.; P. polychlorus, Scpl. as male, P. grandis, Gml. as female. Male bird known by the same English, German, French, and Dutch names as the preceding species - The female, the G...
-Chapter XLI. The Ceram Eclectus Or Parrot
Psittacus intermedins, Ess.; P. intermedins, Bp. as male; P. cardinalis, Bdd. as female. Male bird hitherto known as, Ger., Mittlerer gruner Edel-papagei and Mitteledelpapagei; not been distinguish...
-Chapter XLIL. The Great-Billed Eclectus
Psittacus megalorrhynchus, Bdd. Black-shouldered Parrot (Ger., Grossschnabelpapagei, Schwarz-schulter-Edelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet d epaulettes noires; Dut., Zwartschouder Edelpapegaai) - Distinguis...
-Chapter XLIII. Muller's Parrot
Psittacus Mulleri, Tmm. The White-billed Parrot (Ger., Mullers Edelpapagei, Weiss-schnabelpapagei; Fr., Perroquet de Muller; Dut., Muller's Edelpapegaai, Molenaar) - Description. This is the bes...
-Chapter XLIV. The Cockatoos
Genera - Natural History - Temper - Talking Capacity - Importation - Management. The Cockatoo is among the best known and, in a certain sense, most favoured of the parrot tribe. The reminiscences o...
-The Cockatoos. Continued
Dr. Lazarus, on the other hand, does not speak very favourably of cockatoos, for he writes : An amateur who for any length of time has had an opportunity of keeping and becoming acquainted with the v...
-Chapter XLV. The True Cockatoos. Distinguishing Marks
Plectolophus, Vgrs. The True Cockatoos are distinguished as follows : The beak strong, slightly arched; the upper mandible deeply hollowed out, and the point strongly bent inwards - a broad, somewh...
-Chapter XLVL. The Lesser Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Psittacus sulfureus, Gml. Small Cockatoo, Java Cockatoo (Ger., Kleiner gelbgehdubter, Kleiner Gelbhauben, Kleiner gelbbackiger, Kleiner gelbwangiger und Gelbwanqen-Kakadu, Salonkakadu, gelbwangiger...
-Chapter XLVIL. The Greater Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Psittacus galeritus, Lth. Great Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Great White Cockatoo (Ger., Grosser gelbaubiger Kakadu, grosser Gelbhauben-Kahadu, grosser weisser Kakadu mit gelber Haube; Fr., Grand Cacat...
-Chapter XLVIII. The Greater White-Crested Cockatoo
Psittacus leucolophus, Lss. The Greater White-crested Cockatoo (Ger., Weissgehaubter oder Weisshaubiger Kakadu, grosser weisser Kakadu, mit weisser Haube, Weisshauben-Kakadu; Fr., Grand Cacatois a ...
-Chapter XLIX. The Blue-Eyed Cockatoo
Psittacus ophthalmicus, Scl. Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Ger., Brillenkakadu, Salomon-Kakadu, Kakadu rait blauem Augenkreis, blauaugiger Kakadu, Nackt-augen-Kakadu, Kakadu mit gelber bangender Haube; Fr., ...
-Chapter L. The Red-Crested Cockatoo
Psittacus moluccensis, Gml. Rose-crested Cockatoo (Ger., Molukken-Kakadu, rothhdubiger Kahadu, Rothhauben-Kakadu; Fr., Cacatois a huppe rouge; Dut., Rooduif Kakketoe) - Physiccd Characteristics - S...
-Chapter LI. Leadbeater's Cockatoo
Paittacus Leadbeateri, Vgrs. Leadbeater's Cockatoo (Ger., Leadbeater's Kakadu, Leadbeater's Kakatu, Inkakakadu; Fr., Cacatois de Leadbeater, Cacatois a huppe tricolore; Dut., Driekleur Kakketoe of ...
-Chapter LII. Goffin's Cockatoo
Psittacus Goffini, Fnsch. Goffins Cockatoo (Ger., Goffins Kakadu oder Goffins Kakatu; Fr., Cacatois de Goffin; Dut., Goffins Kakketoe) - Description. This cockatoo has a white forehead and white...
-Chapter LIIL. Ducorps Cockatoo
Psittacus Ducorpsi, Hmbr. et Jacq. Ducorps Cockatoo (Ger., Ducorps' Kakadu oder Ducorps' Kakatu; Fr., Cacatois de Ducorps; Dut., Ducorps' Kakketoe) - Distinguishing Marks - Habitat - Domestic Chara...
-Chapter LIV. The Roseate Cockatoo
Psittacus roseicapillus, Vll. Rose-crested Cockatoo, Rosy Cockatoo (Ger., Rosakakadu, Rosen-rother Kakadu, rosafarbner Kakadu, rosafarbner Kakatu; Fr., Cacatois rosalbin, Cacatois rose; Dut., Rose ...
-Chapter LV. The Slender-Billed Or Nasecus Cockatoo
Psittacus nasica, Tmm. Slender-billed Cockatoo, the Nasecus Cockatoo, the Long-billed White Cockatoo (Ger., Nasenkakadu, Kleiner Nasenkakadu, Langschnabeliger Kakatu; Fr., Cacatois nasique, Nasiter...
-Chapter LVL. The Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
Peittacus gymnopis, Scl. Bare-eyed Cockatoo (Ger., Nacktaugen-Kakadu; Fr., Cacatois a yeux nus; Dut., Naaktoog Kakketoe) - Distinguishing Marls - Rarity. According to the description of Mr. Blaa...
-Chapter LVII. The Microglossus, Or Macaw Cockatoo. Distinguishing Marks
Microglossus, Gffr. The Macaw Cockatoo is thus designated because it unites the characteristics of the two genera known by these names. The distinguishing marks are as follows : The beak is larger ...
-Chapter LVIIL. The Great Black Cockatoo
Peittacus aterrimus, Gml. Alecto Cockatoo, Great Palm Cockatoo (Ger., Schwarzer Russelpapagei, Ararakakadu, schwarzer Ararakakadu; Fr., Cacatois Alecto, Microglosse ou Arara noir a trompe; Dut., Ar...
-Chapter LIX. The Callipsittacus, Or Cockatiel
Callipsittacus, Lss. Distinguishing Marks. This name has been given to a genus of the cockatoo family which, like the Macaw Cockatoos, shows a marked distinction from the rest of the parrots. Corre...
-Chapter LX. The Cockatiel. Psittacus Novae-Hollandiae, Gml
Crested Ground Parrakeet, Crested Grass Parrakeet, Cockatoo Parrakeet, Coccatile, Coccateel, Joey (Ger., Nymfensittich, Nymfenkakadu, blos Nymfe, Korella, Kakadille, Falkenkakadu, Keilschwanzkakadu, N...
-Chapter LXI. The Lories And Lorikeets
Trichogloasinae. Distinguishing Maries - Habitat - Life in Freedom - Importation - Management - Talking Capacity. The Lories and Lorikeets constitute a sub-division among the parrots which diffe...
-Chapter LXIL. The Broad-Tailed, Or True Lories
Domicella, Wgl. Description. The Broad-tailed, or True Lories, are the prettiest and most charming of their family. Although active and lively, they are gentler than their congeners with the pointe...
-Chapter LXIIL. The Black-Bonnet Lory
Psittacusatricapillus, Wgl. Black-bonnet Lory, Blue-headed Lory, Purple-capped Lory (Ger., Violetikdppiger Lori, Schwarzkopfiger Lori, Schwarz-kappenlori, Schwarzstirniger Frauenlori, Erzlori, Schw...
-Chapter LXIV. The Lady Lory
Psittacus lori, L. Blue-tailed Lory (Ger., Frauenlori, Rothnackenlori, Blauschul-teriger Breitschwanzlori; Fr., Perruche Lori des Lames, ou Lori a scapulaire bleue; Dut., Blauwstaart Loeri) - Descr...
-Chapter LXV. The Ceram Lory
Psittacus garrulus, L. Chattering Lory, Crimson Lory (Ger., Lori mit gelbem Rucken-fleclc, Gelhmantellori, Ceram-Lori, Breitschwanzlori mit gelbem Ruckenfleck; Fr., Perruche Lori de Ceram; Dut., Ce...
-Chapter LXVL. The Red Lory
Psittacus ruber, Gml. Moluccan Lory (Ger., Scharlachrother Lori, bios rother Lori, Blau-schulteriger Breitscliwanzlori; Fr., Perruche Lori rouge, Lori rouge; Dut., Roode Loeri) - Description - Talk...
-Chapter LXVIL. The Blue-Breasted Lory
Psittacus coccineus, Lth. Blue Diademed Lory (Ger., Blaustiniger Lori, Diademlori Blaubrustiger Breitschwanzlori; Fr., Perruche Lori violette et rouge; Dut., Blauw en roode Loeri) - Description - D...
-Chapter LXVIII. The Sharp-Tailed Lories Or Lorikeets
Trichoglossus, Vgrs. Description. This family of magnificent and brilliant plumaged birds contains many species, yet up to the present it is only known to include two which are speakers; but these ...
-Chapter LXIX. The Blue Mountain Lory
Psittacus Swainsoni, Jard. et Slb. Blue Mountain Parrot, Swainsons Lorikeet, Blue-bellied Lorikeet (Ger., Iori von den blauen Bergen, Gebirgslori, Blaubauchi-ger Keilschwanzlori falschlich blauer G...
-Chapter LXX. The Ornamented Lory Or Lorikeet
Psittcacus ornatus, L. Ornamental Iory (Ger., Blauohriger Keilschwanzlori, Schmuck-lori; Fr., Perruche Lori orne'e; Dut, Blauwoor Loeri) - Its Extraordinary Beauty - Description - Habitat - Rarity ...
-Chapter LXXI. The Macaws
Sittace, Wgl. Known as Speaking Parrots from Ancient Times - Suited for Ornamental Purposes - Distinguishing Marks - Habitat - Life in Freedom - Food - Character in Captivity - Talking Capacity. ...
-Chapter LXXIL. The Hyacinthine Macaw
Psittacus hyacinthinus, Lth. Hyacinthine Macaw (Ger., Grosser blauer Arara, Hyazinth-Arara, oder hyazinthblauer Arara; Fr., Ara hyacinthine, Ara Maxi-milien; Dut., Maximilians Ara) - Description - ...
-Chapter LXXIII. The Military Macaw
Psittacus militaris, L. Green Macaw (Ger., Soldatenarara, rothstirniger Arara, grosser gruner Arara, auch militarischer Arara; Fr., Ara militaire; Dut., Groene Roodvoorhoofd Ara) - Description - Ha...
-Chapter LXXIV. The Bed And Blue Macaw
Psittacus macao, L. Red and Blue Macaw (Ger., Arakanga, hellbrother Arara, schar-lachrother Arara, grosser gelbflugeliger Arara, Makao; Fr., Ara rouge, Ara Macao; Dut., Groote Geelvleugel Ara) - An...
-Chapter LXXV. The Red And Yellow Macaw
Psittacus chloropterus, Gr. Green-winged Macaw (Ger., Grosser grunflugeliger Arara, dunkelrother Arara, Grunflugel-Arara; Fr., Ara chloroptere, Ara aux ailes verts; Dut., Groote Groenvleugel Ara) -...
-Chapter LXXVI. The Blue And Yellow Macaw
Psittacus ararauna, L. Blue and Buff Macaw (Ger., Blauer gelbbrsstiger Arara, Gemeiner blauer Arara, Ararauna, grosser gelb und blauer Arara; Fr., Ara bleu, Ararauna; Dut., Blauwgeele Ara) - Descripti...
-Chapter LXXVII. The Small Or Brown-Fronted Macaw
Psittacua severus, L. Green Macaw (Ger., Anakan, Rothbug-Arara, Zwergarara, Arara mit rothem Handgelenk; Fr., Ara vert, Ara a front chatain; Dut., Roodhand Ara) - Description - Life in Cap-tivity -...
-Chapter LXXVIII. Illiger's Macaw
Psittacus maracana, Vll. Illigers Arara (Ger., Rothruckiger Arara, Rothstimiger Arara, Marakana; Fr., Ara a joues rouges, Ara d'llliger; Dut., Illigers Ara) - Rarity - Description. Illiger's Mac...
-Chapter LXXIX. The Noble Macaw
Psittacus nobilis, L. Noble Parrot (Ger., Kleiner gruner Arara, Blaustirniger Arara, Blaustirn-Arara; Fr., Ara noble, Petit Ara vert, Ara pavouane; Dut., Blauwneus Ara) - Description - Cleverness a...
-Chapter LXXX. The Palaeornithinae, Or Noble Parrakeets
Palaeornis, Vgrs. Distinguished for Form and Colour, for Talent in Speech, and for Breeding in Captivity - Description - Habitat - Varieties - Hardiness. The Palaeornithinae, or, as they are cal...
-Chapter LXXXI. The Ring-Necked Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus torquatus, Bdd. Ring-necked Parrakeet, Rose-ringed Parrakeet (Ger., Halsband-Edelsittich, Kleiner Alexandersittich, Alexanderpapagei, Hals-bandsittich; Fr., Perruche d collier rose, Perru...
-Chapter LXXXII. The Mauritius Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus eques, Bdd. Mauritius Alexandrine Parrakeet (Ger., Halsband-Edelsittich von Mauritius, breitschwanziger Halsband-Edelsittich, Ritter-oder Reiter-Edelsittich; Fr., Perruche Alexandre de l'...
-Chapter LXXXIII. The Great Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus eupatrius, L. Alexander Parrakeet (Ger., Rothschulteriger Edelsittich mit rosen-rothem Halsband, Grosser Alexandersittich, blos Alexander-sittich, rothschulteriger Edelsittich, Hochedelsi...
-Chapter LXXXIV. The Javan Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus Alexandri, L. Javan Parrakeet, Jew Parraheet (Ger., Rothschnabeliger Edel-sittich mit rother Brust, Rosenbrustiger Alexandersittich von Java, blos Alexander sittich von Java, javanischer ...
-Chapter LXXXV. The Rose-Breasted Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus Lathami, Fnsch. Cochin China Parrakeet (Ger., Roth-und schwarzschnabeliger Edelsittich mit rother Brust, Latham's rosenbrustiger Edel-sittich blos Latham's Edelsittich, Kochinchinasittich...
-Chapter LXXXVI. The Black-Billed Alexandrine Parrakeet
Psittacus melanorrhynchus, Wgl. The Black-billed Alexandrine Parrakeet (Ger., Schwarz-schndbeliger Edelsittich mit rother Brust, Schwarzschnabel-sittich; Fr., Perruche Alexandre a bee noir; Dut., Z...
-Chapter LXXXVII. Luzian's Parrakeet
Psittacus Luziani, Vrrx. Luzian's Parrakeet (Ger., Prinz Luzians Edelsittich, Bartsittich, Luziansittich; Fr., Perruche de Luzian; Dut., Luzians Edelparhiet) - Description - Habitat - Rarity. A ...
-Chapter LXXXVIII. The Conures, Or Wedge-Tailed Parrakeets
Conurus, Khl. Distinguishing Marks - Habitat - Domestic Character. This group, which embraces the greatest number of species, may be distinguished by the following marks : A powerful beak, much ...
-Chapter LXXXIX. The Carolina Conure
Psittacus carolinensis, L. Carolina Parrakeet (Ger., Nordamerikanischer Keilschwanzsittich, Keilschwanzsittich von Karolina, Karolinensittich; Fr., Per-ruche de la Caroline, Perruche a tete jaune; ...
-Chapter XC. The Blue-Crowned Conure
Psittacus haemorrhous, Spx. Blue-fronted Parralceet (Ger., Blaustirniger Keilschwanzsittich, blaustirniger Sittich, Blaustirnsittich; Fr., Perruche bouton bleu, Perruche a front bleu; Dut., Blauwvo...
-Chapter XCI. The Yellow Conure
Psittacus solstitialis, L. Solstitian Parrakeet (Ger., Sonnensittich, Sonnenwendesittich, Orangegelber Keilschwanzsittich, Kessisittich; Fr., Per ruche soleil, Perruche jaune; Dut., Oranjegeele Par...
-Chapter XCII. The Golden-Crowned Conure
Psittacus aureus, Gml. Half-moon Parrakeet (Ger., Orangestirniger Keilschwanzsittich, Hatbmondsittich, Goldstirnsittich, Goldstirne; Fr., Perruche bcuton d'or, Perruche a front jaune, Perruche cour...
-Chapter XCIII. The Yellow-Cheeked Conure & The Brown-Throated Conure
Psittacus pertinax, L. St. Thomas Conure (Ger., Keilschwanzsittich mit gelbem Gesicht, Gelbwangiger Keilschwanzsittich, Gelbwangiger Sittich, St. Thomas-Sittich, gelbgruner Grassittich, Goldmasken-...
-The Cactus Conure
Psittacus cactorum, Pr. Wd. Currassow Parrakeet, Maccawle Parrakeet (Ger., Grunwangiger Keilschwanzsittich, Kaktussittich, Kaktus-Perikit; Fr., Perruche cactus, Perruche a joues verts, Perruche d v...
-Chapter XCIV. The Bolborrhynchi Or Thick-Billed Parrakeets
Bolborrhynchus, Bp. Distinguishing Marks - Food. The Bolborrhynchi are a genus of parrots consisting of comparatively few species, of which only one is common in the market, while the others are...
-Chapter XCV. The Grey-Breasted Or Quaker Parrakeet
Psittacus monachus, Bdd. Grey-breasted or Quaker Parrakeet (Ger., Monchssittich, Quaker-sittich, Mausesittich, Monchspapagei, Quaker, junge Witive, graukopfiger Dickschnabelsittich; Fr., Per ruche ...
-Chapter XCVI. The Small-Billed Parrakeets
Brotogerys, Vgrs. Distinguishing Marks - Description - Natural History - Character in Confinement. Anyone who has kept these little parrots - which are about the size of a finch or a thrush - an...
-Chapter XCVII. The Tovi Parrakeet
Psittacus tovi, Gml. Tovi Parrakeet (Ger., Tovi-Schmalschnabelsittich, Tovisittich, Schmalschnabelsittich mit gelben Unterflugeldechen, Goldkinn-sittich (/), gewohnlich blos Grassittich oder Graspe...
-Chapter XCVIII. The All-Green Parrakeet
Psittacustirica, Gml. All-green Parrakeet (Ger., Blumenausittich, Tirikasittich, blos Tirika, blos Grassittich, blavflugeliger Schmalschnabelsittich; Fr., Perruche tirica; Dut., Tirica Parkiet) - D...
-Chapter XCIX. The Canary-Winged Parrakeet
Psittacus xanthopterin, Spx. Orange-winged Parrakeet (Ger.. Schmalschnabelsittich mit hoch-gelber Flugelbinde, Gelbflugelsittich, Golbflugelsittich, Kanarien-vogelsittich, Kanarienflugelsitticli, g...
-Chapter C. The Yellow-And-White-Winged Parrakeet
Psittacus virescens, Gml. The Yellow and White-winged Parrakeet (Ger., Schnalschna-belsittich mit gelber und weisser Flugelbinde, weissjliigeliger Schmalschnabelsittich, Weissschwingensittich, Weis...
-Chapter CI. The Flat-Tailed Parrakeets
Platycercus, Vgrs. Distinguishing Marks - Natural History - Character in Captivity - Treatment - Capacity for Speech. The Platycerci, or Flat-tailed Parrakeets, take a high position among the mo...
-Chapter CII. The Rose Hill Parrakeet
Psittacus eximius, Shw. Rosella, Rosella Parrot (Ger., Bunter Plattschweifsittich, Bunt-sittich, Rosella, gemeiner Buntsittich, Omnikolor, gricnburzeliger Plattschweifsittich, wunderlicherweise All...
-Chapter CIII. The Red Shining Parrakeet
Psittacus splendens, Pl. Shining Parrakeet or Parrot, Fidji Parrakeet (Ger., Purpur-sittich, glanzender Purpursittich, Glanzsittich, Fidschisittich, rother Pompadoursittich, purpurrother Plattschwe...
-Chapter CIV. The Masked Parrakeet
Psittacus larvatus, Ess.; seu Psittacus personatus, Gr. The Masked Parrakeet (Ger., Maskensittich, schwarzmaskirter Plattschweifsittich; Fr., Perruche a masque noire, Perroquet masque', Coracopse n...
-Chapter CV. The Undulated Grass Parrakeet
Psittacus undulatus, Shw. Zebra Grass Parrakeet, Zebra Parrakeet, Singing Parrakeet, Shell or Scallop Parrot, Grass Parrakeet (Ger., Wellenstreifiger Sittich, Wellenpapagei, Wellensittich, Kanarien...
-Chapter CV. The Undulated Grass Parrakeet. Continued
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