African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

Scientific Name

Psittacus erithacus

Range

Equatorial Africa from Angola to the Ivory Coast

Habitats

Forests

What do they eat?

Herbivore; nuts, fruits

Status

Endangered

Conservation Threats

Illegal pet trade, habitat loss

Fun Facts
  • They are known to be the best talker of all the parrot species.
  • The African Grey is one of the largest parrots in Africa.
  • Scientists have been able to show these birds possess the ability to associate simple human words with their meanings, and perform cognitive tasks on a high level.
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