African Grey

Common Name: Grey Parrot, Congo African Grey Parrot
Latin Name: Pssittacus erithacus
Geographic Range: African Grey Parrot is native to the equatorial regions of Africa, including in the nations of Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.
Physical Description / Characteristics: African Greys are mostly grey feathers, with a beautifully thin, pale edging. There are two subspecies, Congo and Timneh Greys. Congo African Greys boast shiny black beaks and bright red tail feathers, while Tinmeh Greys have horn colored mandibles and deep maroon tailfeathers. You can tell males and females apart once the birds reach adolescence. Males tail will remain solid red, while a female red tail feathers becomes tipped with silver. The undersides of a male’s wings become dark, while females remain light. Males will have a slenderer narrower head and females tend to have longer necks with larger, rounder heads.
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