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PBS Presents “Parrots In the Land of Oz”

See a variety of Australian birds in this PBS special

By Jessica Pineda

budgies, budgerigars
A flock of wild budgerigars.
Photo: © D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
A lorikeet perches in the wild .
Photo: © D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook

Thirteen/WNET New York, one of PBS’s major producing stations, and its acclaimed series Nature, alights with the parrots in the land down under when “Parrots In The Land Of Oz” premieres January 27, 2008 on PBS.

Across the Australian continent — from the arid outback, to gum tree county, to snow-covered mountains — an array of colorful and energetic parrot species thrive amid the varied climates. Nature tracks down the tiniest of all, the fig parrot, as well as the rare golden-shouldered parrot, the spectacular palm cockatoo and many others.

Follow scientists in the field as they uncover the birds’ clever mating games and survival skills. But the parrots’ resourcefulness is rivaled by their rowdiness, which causes problems with local farmers.

Available in high-definition, Parrots in the Land of Oz premieres Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 8pm (ET) on PBS.

For more information and to check local listings, visit:

Posted: January 9, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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This sounds like an awesome show to watch!If anyone has any info. about where to purchase the DVD please let me know?
Traci, Glendale, OR
Posted: 9/12/2013 9:21:19 AM
We borrowed a copy from the local library,Dusty and I loved every moment of it, Dusty (corella) particularly responded to the Galahs and budgies, calling back at them.
Sue, Perth
Posted: 4/25/2010 5:54:27 AM
Wist I could have saw it.
Dee, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/11/2010 7:35:54 AM
This was so good I had to buy a copy, it is intelligently done with so much info. Most of what it teaches isn't found in the average book.
Karen, Auburn, NY
Posted: 4/23/2008 12:13:52 PM
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