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Senegal Parrot

Senegal Parrot

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

This african parrot is found in central part of the continent. Lives on edges of savannas.

BEHAVIOUR

These parrots are seen alone, in pairs and in small flocks. They feed on the ground and on the trees. They are rather timid. When scared, they hide in the treetops. They make whistling and shrieking sounds.

DIET

Their food contains of grains, seeds and fruits.

REPRODUCTION

Nests in tree holes where 2-4 eggs are laid. Senegal parrots become mature within 2-3 years but often they start breeding much later.

GOOD TO KNOW

Kept at home, they learn to quickly imitate the sounds of their surroundings, but repeat human words less frequently than other species of parrots.

  • Latin name: Poicephalus senegalus
  • IUCN Red List – LC – least concern
  • CITES – Appendix II

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