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Hybridization between wild non-congeneric parrots may be more common than previously thought

Hingston, AB 2021 , 'Hybridization between wild non-congeneric parrots may be more common than previously thought' , IBIS, vol. 164, no. 2 , pp. 603-605 , doi: 10.1111/ibi.13004.

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Abstract

Hybridization in the wild is a relatively common occurrence between species of parrots (Psittaciformes) within the same genus. However, a recent publication documented the successful production of hybrids following mating in the wild between parrot species from different genera, which was the only such case known to the authors. Here, I summarize other cases of apparent successful intergeneric hybridization in wild parrots that have been published in low-impact regional journals. These cases of intergeneric hybridization in wild parrots have generally occurred when one or both parental species are uncommon, and thus have limited opportunities to mate with conspecifics.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hingston, AB
Keywords: hybridisation, Psittacidae, Cacatuidae, interspecific mating, Loriinae, lorikeets, Psittaciformes
Journal or Publication Title: IBIS
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1474-919X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/ibi.13004
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© 2021 British Ornithologists' Union

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