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Happy Valentine’s Day, You Love Birds

The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a small parrot who thrive in arid desert regions. “Lovebirds are also renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other,” (Wiki). So curl up with your furry, feathered and friendly someone, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day explore.org fans! (Photo from ABA)

Parrots Get a Safe Haven

From Mother Nature Network: The blue-throated macaw is one of the most endangered birds on Earth, down to an estimated 120 survivors in the wild. Any new refuge for such a rare bird is a welcome surprise, but this brightly colored Bolivian parrot just hit the conservation jackpot. Bolivia’s Barba Azul Nature Reserve — home to the


Lorikeets. “Parrots are known for their bright colors, and some of the most colorful members of the parrot family are lories and lorikeets. Also known as honeyeaters, the many species of this parrot group (subfamily Loriinae) can be found throughout the islands of the South Pacific and Australia. In general, lories are bigger with tails

Darwin’s finches

Darwin’s finches may have started the bird beak evolution theories, but new ideas are running wild today; From the size of bills relating to the weather (hotter = bigger, colder = smaller to need less where there is less) to the roots of it all and the development of beaks in dinosaurs. Did You Know?

pigeons in Ranthambhore, India

Amongst these pigeons in Ranthambhore, India, snuck two colorful feathered friends. We think they are Lovebirds or some other type of Parrotlets. (Better guess? Post here!). “Parrots are found in warm climates all over most of the world. The greatest diversities exist in Australasia, Central America, and South America… once tame birds have reproduced in the