There are about 85 species of parrots, and all types have been protected
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN) has supported efforts to breed parrots, which are protected species, by signing a collaboration agreement between the BRIN Research Center for Applied Zoology and CV Pasundan.
The signature was performed at BRIN’s Cibinong Science Center in West Java.
“There are about 85 species of parrots, and all types have been protected. Biological information about this bird is also very minimal. To discover the flow, we need research,” noted Siti Nuramaliati Prijono, a researcher at BRIN’s Center for Applied Zoology Research, in a statement quoted on the agency’s official website here on Friday.
Prijono was in charge of the collaboration between the two entities.
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The breeding measure of these parrots was conducted with the aim of increasing the bird population and for conservation purposes, so it was expected that in the future people would not catch birds in their natural environment.
Prijono said parrots are wild birds, so they have a hard time adjusting to a life in captivity. In the future, it is necessary to collect biological information about parrots in Indonesia.
“Indonesia is home to various types of parrots. Hopefully more researchers in Indonesia will conduct parrot research,” she remarked.
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The three groups of parrots are seed eaters, fruit eaters, and nectar eaters. Seed-eating parrots had better survivability than nectar-eating birds.
With the aim of increasing the parrot population, the researchers had chosen the nectarivorous race because they encountered more difficulties in ensuring their subsistence in captivity, coupled with the question of their diet.
Through research, BRIN researchers have discovered a food formula that allows parrots to survive and reproduce in captivity.
“At the beginning of the study, indeed, there were birds that had died, but now we have found a food formula, so that they can survive and reproduce. Behavior in captivity must always be observed, to that they can survive,” she added. stress.
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