- Spheniscus demersus
The African Grey Parrot is a medium-sized parrot and is native to Africa. It is considered one of the most intelligent birds in the world. This beautiful species is very popular in aviculture. Outside of aviculture, it is commonly known as the Grey Parrot.
African Greys are predominantly grey in plumage, with accents of white. They have red or maroon tail feathers. They feed on nuts and fruits, supplemented by leaves.
African Grey Parrots are particularly noted for their cognitive abilities, which are believed to have evolved as a consequence of their history of cooperative feeding on the ground in Central Africa. There are two subspecies of Grey Parrot: Congo African Grey and Timneh African Grey.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2007|
|Scientific Name||Psittacus erithacus|
|Birdorable Family||Parrots & Parakeets|
(as of 15 March 2017)
13 to 16 inches
18 to 20 inches
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa|