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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
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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