Monday, August 31, 2009

Parrots, Up Close & Personal

One parrot or two? CLICK on the photo to find out.

Parrots are most striking for their range of brilliant colors, which includes shades of green, red, pink, yellow, blue, purple, black and white. In some parrot species, male and female birds have the same coloring. In others, the female is the plainest of the pair. This has two advantages:· it is the male who attracts the female to mate · if the female is less obvious to predators, she has a better chance of surviving to breed and rear her young successfully

It is estimated in the year 2000 there were 60 million birds in 6.13 million homes

Parrots are hole nesters, they build their nest in holes in trees and rock cavities and ground tunnels and even in termite mounds

Some of the macaw species are popularly known for their impressive size. The largest parrot in length and wingspan is the above Hyacinth Macaw
this African Gray is popular as a pet or companion parrot, because of its ability to imitate speech. This parrot is the most talkative one at Jungle Gardens. He sounds just like a person and talks non-stop most of the time.

CUTE PARROTS ON SITE TOMORROW........................


Snapper II said...

I love the first picture. The Parrots look confused just like me.

Marcie G said...

I love your pictures! These are great shots of these beautiful birds!