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Senegal Parrot

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About the Senegal Parrot

The Senegal Parrot is a resident breeder across a wide range of west Africa. It migrates within west Africa, according to the availability of the fruit, seeds and blossoms which make up its diet. It is considered a farm pest, often feeding on maize or millet.

Senegal Parrots are birds of open woodland and savanna. It is a gregarious species, continuously chattering with a range of whistling and squawking calls. Senegal Parrots live an average of approximately 25-30 years in the wild.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Poicephalus senegalus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. senegalus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9 inches
Range West Africa

International Names

  • 塞内加尔鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Papoušek Senegalský (Czech)
  • Senegalpapegøje (Danish)
  • Senegalpapegaai (Dutch)
  • Senegalinkaija (Finnish)
  • Youyou du Sénégal (French)
  • Mohrenkopfpapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo del Senegal (Italian)
  • ネズミガシラハネナガインコ (Nezumigashirahanenagainko) (Japanese)
  • Senegalpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Afrykanka Ognistobrzucha (Polish)
  • Сенегальский длиннокрылый попугай (Russian)
  • Loro de Senegal (Spanish)
  • Senegalpapegoja (Swedish)

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