Ilan Greenberg

Ilan Greenberg is a journalist and on the faculty of the Globalization and International Affairs Program at Bard College, in New York.

Written by Ilan Greenberg

A woman holds her parrot as it receives blessings from a priest, Mexico. Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters

Essay/
Biology
Not just a pretty boy

Intelligent, devoted, alien – parrots are unlike any other pet. But what does the complex human-avian bond say about us?

Ilan Greenberg