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Different Types of Parrots!


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There are approximately 350+ different species of parrots on the planet. Most of the parrot species reserved in imprisonment because they are very colorful, charming, attractive, intelligent, and joyful. The Amazon parrots, African Grey, Cockatoos, and Parakeet species of parrots also have great communication skills. Here the list of the five most charming and attractive parrots in the world.
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Eclectus
  • Hyacinth macaw
  • Sun Parakeet
  • African Grey

1. Scarlet Macaw

The scarlet macaw is one of the most joyful, charming, and largest parrot species in the world. Basically, they live in rainforests of Central and South America. Scarlet macaws are famous for their attractive plumage. Most part of their body is in bright red color, also has a blue back, yellow markings on the upper wing, and light blue tail.
The upper part of scarlet macaws is in white and the lower part is in black.
This intelligent parrot species show excellence in mimicking different words and phrases. They are also called talking parrots.

They are also smart enough to learn different tricks from their owners through proper training. They can even recognize different shapes and colors. The scarlet macaws also have long life span of expectancy, between 40-50 years.

2. Eclectus​

The Eclectus is an outstandingly colored parrot species native to Papua New Guinea. The male parrot has bright green plumage and female birds display bright red and purple coloration. This sexual dimorphism in plumage color also makes Eclectus an unusual parrot species.

Another notable change between both sexes is the coloration of the beak. The beak of the male Eclectus has an orange upper part and a yellow tip. In the case of a female bird, the beak is in black color.
The Eclectus is also one of the best pet birds in the world. They are very calm social birds.

Eclectus parrots show their communication skill in an entirely different way than other species of parrots. To express excitement and threat Eclectus parrots raise their head feathers. They also have a lifespan of up to 30 years.

3. Hyacinth macaw​

Hyacinth macaw is the largest flying parrot species in the world with a length of 40 inches. It is an endangered parrot species and the surviving members are mainly found in Southern Brazil. They have bright blue plumage and large beak. The intelligent hyacinthine macaws are also known for using tools with the help of their large toes.

4. Sun Parakeet​

Sun parakeet is an attractive and endemic parrot species native to South America. Their amazing plumage display yellow, red,orange, blue and green colors. Sun parakeet also has a white patch around the eyes and green marking on the wings.Like a number of other parrot species both male and female parakeet look alike. They are also known for mimicking the human voice.

Unlike adults the juvenile Sun parakeet has olive green coloration. It changes to a mixture of different bright colors after they become 6 months old. They make groups that contain up to 30 birds and feed on berries, fruits, nuts and flowers.

5. African Grey​

African grey is the most intelligent talkative parrot species in the world. The bond with owners let African grey to excel in talking. As the name indicate African grey parrots are endemic to Congo of Africa and in grey coloration. They have a wingspan between 46 cm and 52 cm.The male and female African grey look similar.

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