Mass Exodus of Old World Parrots

Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis) ©ImagesFromAfrica

Mass Exodus of Parrots from the Psittaculidae – Old World Parrots

Now that the Thanksgiving break is over, I am back at work on the broken links. Out of 192 Old World Parrots in the Psittaculidae Family, 133 of them scattered. This was/is a major page to figure out how to rescue all those Parrots.

What to do??? I decided crying would not bring them back.

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5 NKJV)

After checking with WordPress recently, they found that there was a mass set of deletions back in April of this Year. They say I must have done it, and there is nothing they can do to retrieve those files. What I find so amazing is that every photo of a certain bird is gone. I could see me deleting duplicates, but to take out every copy of a bird, is beyond me. Also, even MP3 used in my Birds in Hymns pages are missing. I am only mentioning this, because many of you maintain blogs with photos, songs, or links to other articles, etc. It is wise to check your site occasionally for missing items. Dead Link Checker is a free link checker that I am using.

Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) Cincinnati Zoo 9-5-13 by Lee

Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) by Lee

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)

The parrots must have thought hanging out on my page was similar to being in a barn. They sought their freedom.

This site tries to keep up with the latest version of the I.O.C. World List of Birds. The way the page is set up now, it will be easier to update in the future. The bird photos are now at the end of the page, in three columns. They will be alphabetical down the first row, then down the 2nd, then the last row. That is the way WordPress does their columns. Being in alphabetical order will make it easier to find the bird you are desiring.

Please leave a remark with your thoughts on this. I would appreciate ideas to improve these bird pages. [For now, I have not reloaded all the photos yet for this family. Also, I’ll have to locate new missing photos in the public domain since the pages were originally produced.]

Stay Tuned!

9 thoughts on “Mass Exodus of Old World Parrots

  1. So sorry to hear about the parrots. And I don’t think you did it at all, either.
    Its something else or a glitch in the system. BTW, which bird was completely wiped? And I really enjoy your site; I just recently found the Hymn Birds and
    that section is a real treasure!

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    • Which bird? How about, birds? :)
      Actually, so far there have been well over 1,000 photos on WordPress or links to birds that have disappeared. Even the Hymn Birds have had their music disappear. With 3,102 Posts and 1,149 Pages on my site, it may take a day or two. :) to put things back in place.[More like months] Maybe all this will give me new ideas for series or updates of older posts.
      When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.


      • I thought it was one particular bird when I read “What I find is so amazing is when every photo of a certain bird is gone” rather than a whole species type. There are wild parrots that live in Whittier, CA where my daughter lives & your first photo for this entry looks just like them. A magnolia tree in a neighbor’s yard is a daily stop during their annual migration through the area and the wild flocks have been doing this in urban Whittier for more than 50 years. Only twice have we found a slender green feather on the ground or street beneath the tree in the 10 years she has lived in that house. So, their rather harsh cry and the beautiful green as the flock arrives is such a bright time for us every day when I am visiting. I always think it is a friendly neighborhood if birds return over many years. And we really like these parrots; so this entry really caught my notice.

        Then I saw what is a real catastrophe with the loss of your pages!! So unfortunate! But getting to do it again may not be so bad either…. lemonade: the right perspective.

        I really enjoy your site; I think the great variety of birds and their habits and idiosyncrasies show us something of the character of our Heavenly Father. I am glad you are spending so much of your time in showing us His work with birds. Thanks so much. :-)


    • It is a pain, but it is helping me correct broken issues. Sometimes it does well to look over forgotten articles. It is giving ideas for new ones. Well, after the majority of these flighty birds decide to settle back on the pages. :)


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