African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

Where in the world?

Rainforests of Africa.

 

Animal Facts:

African Grey Parrots are part of the parrot family. They have a hooked beak that helps them in cracking nuts, eating, and climbing. Parrots also have zygodactyl feet, which means they have 2 toes in front and 2 toes in back allowing them to use their feet like hands.

African Grey Parrots are primarily grey with a red tail. On average they grow to be 13 inches in length.

While all types of African Grey parrots look similar, there are actually two distinct types and a couple of lesser-known subspecies of this beloved bird.

 

Did you know?

African Grey Parrots are considered to be one of the most accomplished mimics. When raised with humans they can show an amazing ability to mimic people and noises but in the wild they have never been observed mimicking.

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December 6, 2018

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