Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets

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Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets
South American Division

Nature

Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 2012


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1. To what order do the families of macaws, parrots, and parakeets belong? What are the main characteristics that differentiate this order from other birds?

2. Give the name of 15 species of macaws, parrots and parakeets common in your country, and be able to identify them outdoors, in capitivity or by photos.

3. Where do macaws, parrots and parakeets build their nests?

4. What characteristics from these birds grabs attention and makes them good pets? Which of these birds are the most common in your country?

5. What are the biggest threats faced by macaws, parrots and parakeets? Mention four species that are endangered.

6. Choose one of the species that is endangered and mention:

a. Common name and scientific name

b. Habitat and geographical distribution

c. What it eats

d. Main threats

e. Strategies for conservation

7. Choose one of the species that is not endangered and mention:

a. Common name and scientific name

b. Habitat and geographical distribution

c. What it eats

8. Where is it possible to buy a macaw, parrot or parakeet legally? Why is it not recommended to buy animals that have no legal origin?

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