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African grey parrot

Scientific name : Psittacus erithacus

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Description

The African grey parrot is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot The tail and undertail coverts are red, in comparison to the maroon of the smaller Timneh parrot. Both sexes appear similar.
The colouration of juveniles similar to that of adults, however the eye is typically dark grey to black, in comparison to the greyish-yellow eyes of the adult birds. The undertail coverts are also tinged with grey. African grey parrots are monogamous breeders which nest in tree cavities. The hen lays 3–5 eggs, which she incubates for 30 days while being fed by her mate. Young leave the nest at the age of 12 weeks. Little is known about the courtship behaviour of this species in the wild. Life span about 50 -60 years.

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Habitat

Found in Congo Africa

 

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Diet

Fruit, Nuts, Leaves, Bark and Flowers and Insects.

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Weight

400 Grams

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Height

33 Centimeters

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