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The Grey-Headed Parrot

The little-known parrot sets a new precedent for “great pet bird.”

By Jessica Pineda

The grey-headed parrot sets the bar for pet birds

You might look at the parrot above and say, “What kind of parrot is that?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone! That’s Poicephalus fuscicolis, which is native to Africa. Two subspecies make up this species: f. fuscicolis and f. suahelicus. But this is where it gets confusing — these parrots have a lot of common names: brown-necked parrot, grey-headed parrot, Cape parrot and uncape parrot. But which is which?

 **For the full article, pick up the August 2011 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**

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