African Grey Parrot Facts

The African grey parrot is a medium sized bird and is mainly found in the rainforests of West and Central Africa. They are predominantly grey in color followed by a red tail. One of the unique characteristics of these parrots is that they are capable of copying any kind of voice and they begin to speak after 2 to 3 years of age.

The parrot’s lifespan ranges from 73 to 93 years in the wild, but under captivity, it’s a bit shorter at 50 to 60 years. It is estimated that approximately 21% of the African grey parrot’s population is taken from the wild for trading purposes.

Deforestations and the habitat destructions are few of the notable threats to these parrots. The population has significantly declined over the years. Apart from these activities, illegal trading made it even more extinct.
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The African Grey Parrot

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