Rosemary Low has been passionately involved with birds since she was a child. Neotropical parrots and the nectar-feeding species, the lories, have always been her special interest. Over the years she has published more than 20 books on parrots, including The Parrots of South America, Endangered Parrots, Cockatoos in Aviculture and Parrots, Their Care and Breeding (in three editions and three languages). Her two works on lories (published in 1977 and 1998) became the definitive works on these birds. During nearly eight years in the Canary Islands, she was curator of two of the world's largest parrot collections, Loro Parque in Tenerife, where she had more than 200 parrot species in her care, and Palmitos Park in Gran Canaria. In 1989 she was a co-founder of The World Parrot Trust and edited its magazine, PsittaScene, until 2004. She has travelled widely, speaking at avicultural conventions in many countries and observing more than 100 species of parrots in over 30 countries. She has answered readers' queries on parrots for Cage & Aviary Birds magazine for 30 years, and is very aware of the problems faced by parrot owners.
A pet owner's reference certain to receive popular attention in any
lending library setting. -- Rosemary Low "The Midwest Book Review"
Beautiful photographs, clear charts and perky tip boxes add to the clearly written informative guide to all things winged. -- Michelle Mills "San Gabriel Valley Tribune" (10/05/2008)