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Some interesting facts on Parrots:
Parrots have a wide range of articulations. Wild parrots do not imitate. Only pets will mimic people and noises they hear. The African gray parrots are the best mimics.
More than 90 percent of the parrots imported into the United States are probably wild caught.
It is thought that two million parrots alone are legally or illegally traded each year.
More than 1.8 million parrots legally entered the international trade from 1982-1988 of which 80 percent were imported into the United States. Many die during this journey.
Recent figures suggest that 40 percent of these species are threatened primarily by habitat destruction, 17 percent primarily by trade, 36 percent by a combination of the two causes and 7 percent by other factors.
At least 30 percent of the 140 parrot species found in the Western Hemisphere are now threatened with extinction.
An additional 25,000 parrots die of suffocation, starvation, inhumane treatment while being transported to the Texas border.
An estimated 25,000 wild parrots, caught or plucked from their nests in Mexico, are smuggled across the Texas border each year.
Every year, approximately 250,000 parrots are imported to the United States to satisfy a demand for exotic birds as pets.
It is estimated in the year 2000 there were 60 million birds in 6.13 million homes.
In 1990 there were 11 million pet birds living in 5.1 million households in the US
By 1996 the number of pet birds had grown to 40 million while the number of homes remained fairly consistent at 5.9 million.
In the wild, Macaws and Cockatoos can fly 500 miles per day in search of food!
Some parrot vocalizations can be heard for up to 1 mile!
Wild parrots live in the forest of tropical zones including South America, Australia, and New Guinea. A few live in Africa and mainland Asia.
Larger parrots such as the macaws and cockatoos live more than 85 years.

RAINBOW LORIKEET

Image by Alicia Carter

RAINBOW LORIKEET

Image by Alicia Carter

RAINBOW LORIKEET chick

Image by Melanie Barsony

RAINBOW LORIKEET chick

Image by Melanie Barsony

RAINBOW LORIKEET chicks

Image by Melanie Barsony

RAINBOW LORIKEET chicks

Image by Melanie Barsony

RAINBOW LORIKEET chick

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Little Corella

Image by Sharon mCGrigor

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Alicia Carter

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Alex Wilson

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Alex Wilson

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Alex Wilson

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

YELLOW-TAILED COCKATOO

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Image by Katherine Grieveson

 

Major Mitchell

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Cockateil

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

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Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

 
king parrot
king parrot

King Parrot (male)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Melanie Barsony

King Parrot (female)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Melanie Barsony

King Parrot

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Shane Ulyatt

King Parrot (male)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Sharon McGrigor

King Parrot (Female)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Paul Smart

 

King Parrot (Male)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Serena Hershon

King Parrot (Female)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Serena Hershon

King Parrot (Male)

Alisterus scapularis

Image by Serena Hershon

King Parrot (Male)

Alisterus scapularis

Image bySharon McGrigor

 

RAINBOW LORIKEET

Image by Alicia Carter

Crimson Rosella

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Crimson Rosella

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Eastern Rosella Chicks

Platycercus eximius

Image bySue Ulyatt

Eastern Rosella Chick

Platycercus eximius

Image bySue Ulyatt

Eastern Rosella Chicks 10 days old

Platycercus eximius

Image bySue Ulyatt

Eastern Rosella Chicks 17 days old

Platycercus eximius

Image bySue Ulyatt

Eastern Rosella Chick 20 days old

Platycercus eximius

Image by Kim Moore-Evans

Eastern Rosella Chicks

Platycercus eximius

Image by Alicia Carter

Eastern Rosella Chicks

Platycercus eximius

Image by Alicia Carter

Eastern Rosella Chicks

Platycercus eximius

Image by Alicia Carter

Eastern Rosella Chick 28 days old

Platycercus eximius

Image by Kim Moore-Evans

Crimson Rosella

mage by Sharon McGrigor

Galah

Cacatua roseicapilla

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Galah

Cacatua roseicapilla

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Galah

Cacatua roseicapilla

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Updated January 11, 2017  

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