Parrots

Scarlet Macaw

Heavenly King of the Forest

The scarlet macaw is a large parrot with yellow, red and blue feathers. Its characteristic squeaky and loud call serves to communicate with the group, and it is often found flying above the forest canopy. This bird is the national symbol of Honduras.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Ara macao

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Central and South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
50.000-499.999

Lifetime:
40-50 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Red-and-green Macaw

The beauty of the Amazon rainforest

The red-green macaw, also known as the green-winged macaw, is a large parrot with a predominantly red color. The green macaw reaches a total body length of 90 to 95 cm. The behavior of this species includes the habit of mating for life, where the female usually lays two to three eggs in nests made in a hole in a tree.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Ara chloroptera

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
50.000-499.999

Lifetime:
about 50 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Colorful tropical sky

The blue-and-yellow macaw is a brightly colored bird, with light blue feathers on the upper part of the body, except for the head, which is lemon-colored. Her beak is black, as are the feathers under her chin, while her legs are greyish, with black claws.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Ara ararauna

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
30-35 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Turquoise-fronted Amazon

A colorful Amazonian bird

The blue-fronted amazon is a species of amazon parrot and one of the most common pets. Its name comes from the distinctive blue/turquoise marking on its head, just above its beak. It is about 38 cm long.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Amazona aestiva

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
1.000.000-10.000.000

Lifetime:
40-50 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Alexandrine Parakeet

Индијски прстенасти папагај

The Great Alexander is one of the largest parrots, predominantly green in color with a light blue-gray sheen on the cheeks and back of the head. Adult males have a black band across the lower cheeks. This parrot’s voice becomes hoarse when frightened and screams loudly when attacking predators. It is known to imitate human speech in captivity.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Psittacula eupatria

Habitat:
Forest, desert

Origin:
South and Southeast Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
20-30 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Eastern Rosella

The colors and vibrancy of Australia

Rosella is about 30 cm long. He has a red head and white cheeks. The beak is white and the irises are brown. The feathers on the back and shoulders are black with yellow or greenish edges. Females are similar to males, but are paler in color and have a stripe under the wings.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Platycercus eximius

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
8-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Cockatiel

A small bird with a big character

A nymph is a medium-sized parrot that is prized as a pet around the world. Musically talented, these parrots can learn to sing melodies and imitate the sounds of their surroundings.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Nymphicus hollandicus

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Budgerigar

The beauty and intelligence of parrots

This type of parrot is green and yellow with black, wavy markings on the back and wings. They are known for their ability to imitate human speech and the ability to learn certain melodies. They are musical and very social. Males are usually cheerful, extroverted and very loud, while females are more dominant and less socially tolerant.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Melopsittacus undulatus

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Coconut Lorikeet

A brightly colored bird

Lori is a smaller parrot with a length of 25 to 30 cm. This bird is monogamous, choosing only one partner for their entire life. They usually make a lot of noise in flight, making screeching sounds at regular intervals.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Trichoglossus haematodus

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Eastern Indonesia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Grey Parrot

Keeper of tropical forests

The gray parrot is medium-sized, mostly gray, with a red tail. Its typical weight is 400 g, with a length of about 33 cm and a wingspan of 46 to 52 cm. It has been shown that wild gray parrots can imitate the different sounds they hear, similar to those in captivity.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Psittacus erithacus

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
about 20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Australian King-parrot

Elegance and charm

Australian King Parrots are about 43 cm long, including the long and wide tail. The adult male has a red head, green wings and tail. The plumage of the female is different from the male with a green head and breast.

Characteristics

Order:
Psittaciformes

Family:
Psittacidae

Scientific name:
Alisterus scapularis

Habitat:
Forest, savanna

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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