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Cornell University    
  Feb 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANSC 2150 - Exotic Avian Biology and Management

Fall (weeks 8-14). 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOAP 1100 , or one semester of college-level biology, or permission of instructor.

D. Muscarella.

This course addresses the biology and management of exotic avian species with an emphasis on Psittacines (i.e. parrots and related species). Lectures cover a comprehensive range of topics, including: an introduction to the diversity, morphology, and natural history of Psittacine species, as well as care, nutrition, behavior, disease prevention, and welfare of captive Psittacines. Pressures facing Psttacines in their natural habitat will be addressed, with an emphasis on the role of field management and captive breeding/reintroduction programs in Psittacine conservation.

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