Book Review # 65

Naturalized Parrots of the World

Distribution, Ecology, and Impacts of the World’s Most Colorful Colonizers


Stephen Pruitt-Jones


Princeton University Press


Publish: Aug 10, 2021


Brief Review:

Naturalized Parrots of the World

This book is a compilation of many case studies made of parrots through years of their distribution across the world and the impacts attributed to them.

Author, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, Stephen Pruett-Jones with many years of experience studying birds has compiled a series of studies made in different countries of the world. The book is very advanced and charged with pure Science, based in statistics, calculations and reports from certified by other  scientists.

The contents are:

  • The World parrot trade.
  • The distribution of naturalized parrot populations.
  • Parrots and people.
  • Genetics of invasive parrot populations.
  • Naturalized parrots: Conservation and research opportunities.
  • The ecological impacts of introduced parrots.
  • Decision-making models and management of the Monk Parakeet.
  • Management of human-parrot conflicts: The South American experience.
  • Are Naturalized parrots priority invasive species?
  • Global invasion success of the Rose-ringed Parakeet.
  • Monk Parakeets as a globally naturalized species.
  • Introduced and naturalized parrots in the contiguos United States.
  • Status of naturalized parrots in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Introduced and naturalized parrots in Europe.
  • The fate of Multistage Parrot invasions in Spain and Portugal.
  • Naturalized parrots in the United Kingdom.
  • Introduced and naturalized parrots of South Africa: Colonization and wildlife trade.
  • Australia’s urban cavity nesters and introduced parrots patterns, processes and impacts.
  • The future for Naturalized parrots.

As you can see, there is plenty of information, not a book to see pretty pictures of parrots but a great reality of a type of birds that it is growing.

Reviewed by:

H.J. Ruiz – July 20th, 2021

2 thoughts on “Book Review # 65

  1. Escaped aviary birds becoming naturalized is also a concern here in South Africa, and we’re planning to post about it in October when our annual “invasive species week” is held.

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