Brightsmith, Donald individual record
Associate Professor

My research focuses on the conservation, ecology, health, and welfare of parrots and their relatives in both the wild and captivity.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles73
  • KIACZ, S., SHACKELFORD, C. E., HENEHAN, A. K., & BRIGHTSMITH, D. J. (2021). History, status, and productivity of the Red-crowned Amazon Amazona viridigenalis in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Bird Conservation International. 31(4), 519-533.
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  • Monterrubio-Rico, T. C., Charre Medellín, J. F., Guzmán-Díaz, E. O., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2021). Nesting population assessment of the Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix) in central-western Mexico. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 133(2), 277-290.
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  • Martínez-Sovero, G. A., Rojas-Idrogo, C., Delgado-Paredes, G. E., Zuñe-Da Silva, F., Huamán-Mera, A., Murillo-Domen, Y. S., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2021). Fenología de las especies arbóreas de la Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Perú. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Forestales. 12(68), 107-127.
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  • Davenport, L. C., Boorsma, T., Carrara, L., Antas, P., Faria, L., Brightsmith, D. J., ... Hennessey, A. B. (2021). Satellite Telemetry of Blue-Throated Macaws in Barba Azul Nature Reserve (Beni, Bolivia) Reveals Likely Breeding Areas. Diversity. 13(11), 564-564.
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  • Woodman, C., Biro, C., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2021). Parrot Free-Flight as a Conservation Tool. Diversity. 13(6), 254-254.
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  • Kiacz, S., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2021). 5. Naturalized Parrots: Conservation and Research Opportunities. Naturalized Parrots of the World. 71-86. Princeton University Press.
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  • Brightsmith, D. J., & Kiacz, S. (2021). 9. Are Naturalized Parrots Priority Invasive Species?. Naturalized Parrots of the World. 133-156. Princeton University Press.
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  • Tizard, I., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2013). Critical components of duck research: The origin and genetics of domestic ducks. Ducks: Habitat, Behavior and Diseases. 21-36.
  • Brightsmith, D. J. (1999). White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus), Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri). Poole, A., & Gill, F. (Eds.), The Birds of North America. Academy of Natural Sciences.
Conference Papers1
  • Brightsmith, D. J. (2008). Rainforest expeditions and Earthwatch as funding partners for macaw (Ara spp.) research in southeastern Peru. ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL. 19(SUPPL.), 173-181.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Vet Med Pathobiology; 4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467