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Uncape Parrot birds

Uncape Parrot Bird Species
Uncape Parrot Stats
Scientific Name:  Poicephalus fuscicollis suahelicus
Size:  13.5 inches
Native Region:  Poicephalus fuscicollis suahelicus
Life Expectancy:  40 years
Noise Level:  Moderate
Talk/Trick Ability:  Excellent



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Uncape Parrot Species Profile
Traits:  Grey-headed parrots are sometimes known as Cape parrots, unCape parrots and brown-necked parrots. The grey-headed parrot is a subspecies of the brown-necked parrot, Poicephalus fuscicollis (it is generally believed by experts that the brown-necked parrot is not found in U.S. aviculture). The grey-headed parrot is the largest Poicephalus parrot.

The grey-headed parrots' intelligence and vocal ability has been compared to that of the African grey parrots. The grey-headed parrot has a light silvery colored head and its bib is less pronounced than the brown-necked parrot. Grey-headed parrots are extremely intelligent birds that can learn to speak very well. Although their large, powerful beaks are capable of cracking any nut, those who own grey-headed parrots as a pet note that they very rarely bite and are great companion pet birds.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Grey-headed parrots are quite large, and needed large living spaces and plenty of opportunity for exercise. Grey-headed parrots need plenty of bird-safe toys and materials to keep them entertained.

Expert Advice
"[Grey-headed parrots] are an almost unknown species of parrot, often called 'Gentle Giants' — smart as an African grey and cuddly as a cockatoo."

Craig Harris (www.capeparrot.org)
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