7. Harvesting of Tropical Birds

  1. Navjot S. Sodhi1,
  2. Çağan H. Şekercioğlu2,
  3. Jos Barlow3 and
  4. Scott K. Robinson4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch7

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

How to Cite

Sodhi, N. S., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Barlow, J. and Robinson, S. K. (2011) Harvesting of Tropical Birds, in Conservation of Tropical Birds, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore

  2. 2

    Stanford University, USA

  3. 3

    Lancaster University, UK

  4. 4

    University of Florida, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334821

Online ISBN: 9781444342611



  • tropical bird harvesting - utilization of tropical birds by humans;
  • effects of harvesting on tropical birds - and sustainable harvesting;
  • volume of bird extraction;
  • traded birds, kept in overcrowded and inhumane conditions - raising fears of increased harvesting pressure on wild bird populations;
  • high volume of trade of tropical birds - epitomized by Southeast Asia;
  • major exporting and importing region/countries of CITES - listing Southeast Asian birds;
  • hornbill populations, susceptible to unsustainable extraction - of low reproductive output;
  • utilization of birds - reasons, why birds are captured, or hunted by humans;
  • hunting, altering bird behavior - Tanzania, local people hunting birds, and Ostrichs (Struthio camelus), for their products;
  • ways to increase productivity - of parrot populations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The volume of bird extraction

  • Utilization of birds

  • Effects of harvesting on birds

  • Sustainable harvesting

  • Curtailing the bird harvesting and trade