Parrots of the World


A well illustrated field guide covering 356 species.


Parrots of the World

by Joseph M. Forshaw

From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world — and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution — Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world.

Item Number: 911

ISBN: 9781400836208

Pages: 336 pp.

Published: 2010 NEW

Illustrations: Color plates by Frank Knight, color distribution maps, and other illustrations

Binding: Paperback

Size: 6″ x 9″

Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in