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The Parrot Who Owns Me

Author : Joanna Burger
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“Birds are my passion,” says Joanna Burger, “but parrots are my weakness.” Fifteen years ago, when se adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-six year old parrot named Tiko, she entered on of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger’s home, Tiko gradually warmed as she carefully persuaded him of her good intentions. Eventually he courted her, building nests inside household furniture during mating season and trying to coax her into them. He nursed her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, regularly preening each strand of hair on the pillow as she slept. For a while he even fought her husband for her attentions, but eventually theirs became a relationship of deep mutual trust. The Parrot Who Owns Me is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (America’s third most commonly owned pet, after cats and dogs). Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Joanna Burger’s work — not only about parrots, but about what it means to be human. By turns delightful, hilarious, touching, and enlightening, The Parrot Who Owns Me introduces us to an unforgettable bird and his human companion, whose friendships tells us much about ourselves.

The Parrot Who Owns Me

Author : Joanna Burger
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Seventeen years ago, when she adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-year-old parrot named Tiko, the internationally renowned ornithologist Joanna Burger entered one of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger’s home, Tiko gradually warmed up, courting her during mating season, nursing her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, and for a while even fighting her husband for her attentions. In time theirs was a relationship of deep mutual trust. The Parrot Who Owns Me is Joanna and Tiko’s story, as well as the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular. Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Dr. Burger’s work—not only about parrots, but also about what it means to be human.

Pretty Poll a parrot s own history ed by the author of The Amyotts home

Author : Poll parrot
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Whispers in the Pines

Author : Joanna Burger
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A New Jersey naturalist offers an informative tour of the unique pine barrens of the eastern United States, documenting the rich diversity of plant and animal species that make the habitats their home, as well as the ecology, environmental significance, geology, folklore, and history of such regions as the Albany Pine Bush, the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Long Island Barrens, and others. Simultaneous.

The Parrot Cage

Author : Daphne Wright
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This is the story of the Alderbrook sisters; of their volatile relationships with their parents, their friends and each other; of the dangers and deprivations of wartime London; of their roles in a secret intelligence department – and of Peter Suvarov, the dashing, mysterious Russian who recruited them. Their involvement with him threatened the marriage of one, the reputation of another, and the life of the third. They all loved him, but only one could marry him . . . ‘There were three of you, weren’t there? Three sisters, all ravishing, they say, and all very brilliant, working for him until the end of the war. All the people I have talked to said he was the most remarkable man.’ ‘He was. We loved him, all of us.’ The Parrot Cage is the first novel in the Threaded Dances series. Continue reading the story of the Alderbrook sisters in Never Such Innocence.

The Parrot s Perch

Author : Karen Keilt
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The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age sixty, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous life”—the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than thirty-seven years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth. In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle—and survival.

The Parrot Reckonings

Author : Marguerite Floyd
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A humorous look at real life with parrots.

Flaubert s Parrot

Author : Julian Barnes
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction Flaubert's Parrot deals with Flaubert, parrots, bears and railways; with our sense of the past and our sense of abroad; with France and England, life and art, sex and death, George Sand and Louise Colet, aesthetics and redcurrant jam; and with its enigmatic narrator, a retired English doctor, whose life and secrets are slowly revealed. A compelling weave of fiction and imaginatively ordered fact, Flaubert's Parrot is by turns moving and entertaining, witty and scholarly, and a tour de force of seductive originality.

Parrot Culture

Author : Bruce Thomas Boehrer
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After completing his conquest of the Persian empire, Alexander the Great maneuvered his army across the Hindu Kush and into India. During his two years there, he traveled from dry frigid mountains to humid tropical lowlands and then back across one of the most punishing deserts on the planet. He fought a series of desperate battles against strange foes mounted on war-elephants, suffering wounds that nearly killed him. And when he eventually turned homeward, he brought with him specimens of a rare, magical species, a bird that could speak with a human voice. Introduced to Europe by Alexander, parrots were quickly embraced by Western culture as exotic and astonishing, full of marvelous powers, and close to the gods. Over the centuries they would become objects of veneration or figures of folly, creatures prized for their wit—or their place on the dinner table. Ultimately, they would become emblematic of the West's interaction with the world at large. Identifying a deeply rooted obsession with these beautiful and loquacious birds, Bruce Thomas Boehrer provides the first account of parrots and their impact on the Western world. Parrot Culture: Our 2500-Year-Long Fascination with the World's Most Talkative Bird traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism. Boehrer identifies the poignant irony in the way parrots became ubiquitous as symbols and mascots, while suffering near extinction at the hands of those who desired them. Exploring their presence and meanings in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture also celebrates the beauty, intelligence, and personality of these birds, whose fate will say as much about us and the world we have created as it will about them.

My Best Friend the Parrot

Author : Monica Pierrazzi Mitri
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Age : 6-8 years old Reading Level : 1st Grade - 3rd Grade Discover the funny and thrilling adventures of a little boy and his parrot ! Squawk is a tender and affectionate parrot, with a very strong character. He does not hesitate to imitate the telephone ring to make mum run, squeal when we switch the TV channel and spray water everywhere. This story of a unique relationship of 2 inseparable friends is a great for beginning readers. EXCERPT Today is my birthday and my parents are taking me to a family friend who breeds parrots. A little bird will be my gift. I have been collecting a lot of information about parrots over the past weeks and I feel that I’m now ready to take care of my pet. “Choose one nestling” the lady says to me “they are all so cute!” and she is right. They have a very big head and an even bigger beak and they look at me with wide open eyes. One little parrot has a funny feather peeping out from the back of his head. He looks funny and I decide he will come home with me. As I pick him up he opens his beak and emits a strange call “I like it, I’ll call you Squawk!” Featured books: • My Best Friend - The Dog • My Best Friend - The Cat • My Best Friend - The Pony