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Think Drawing Conclusions Is Just A Human Trait? Cockatoos Do It Too!

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Think Drawing Conclusions Is Just A Human Trait? Cockatoos Do It Too!
A study by the University of Vienna shows Goffin’s cockatoos can infer by exclusion.

Inside The Oasis Sanctuary
The Oasis Sanctuary in Cascabel, Arizona provides permanent sanctuary for hundreds of parrots.
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director Wes Craven Dies
The horror director and writer was also an avid bird lover.
Parrots Meet Art In Pérez Art Museum's Exhibit "Speechless"
The parrots have been taught phrases from T.S. Elliot’s poem, ‘The Waste Land,’ as part of the exhibit theme.
Facebook Reunites Bird & Owner
Thanks to a photo posted on social media, a macaw is now back home. is one of the largest bird websites out there. While we primarily focus on pet birds (parrots and some passerines), no bird topic is off limits. With hundreds of thousands of visitors every month, is the place for bird people to get the latest bird news, videos, information and so much more.

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Find the perfect pet bird for you or learn more about your companion parrot with the Pet Bird Species Guide. Each species profile has information about that parrot or pet bird’s personality and behavior traits, along with expert advice. Search by the parrot or pet birds’ species name or by the genus name, or just browse through the profiles to learn more about a specific parrot or pet bird. Go to the Pet Bird Species Guide here »


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African Grey Side Profile Do you have an African grey parrot? Are you considering getting an African grey parrot? Whether you have a Congo African grey (Psittacus erithacus) or a timneh African grey (Psittacus timneh), there is a lot to learn about this smart parrot. Get to know the popular African grey parrot with special articles and a Q&A section on BirdChannel here »

Cockatiel on Gray Background Are you one of the many who’s fallen in love with the adorable cockatiel? The popular cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) is native to Australia, and this slender, small parrot is best known for its great whistling ability (especially in male cockatiels). There are many types of cockatiel color mutations too, (such as the lutino cockatiel or the cinnamon cockatiel) so not all cockatiels look alike! Whether you wish to teach your cockatiel a song to whistle to, or you want to snuggle with your cockatiel, learn everything there is to know with Bird Channel’s special cockatiel articles and Q&As.
Sun Conure Considered one of the best pet birds for families, the fun-loving conure is one great pet bird. The most popular pet conure species are split into two generas: Aratinga, which includes the sun conure, jenday conure, blue-crowned conurenanday conure and more; and Phyrrua, which includes the green-cheeked conure and the maroon-bellied conure. Check out BirdChannel’s special conure articles and its Q&A section to learn more about these popular pet birds.

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Want to learn more about other pets and animals? Go to the AnimalNetwork's infographics page for information on cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, small animals and much more! Click here »


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