Congo African Grey Parrot

Psittacus erithacus erithacus
The Congo African Grey parrot is one of two
subspecies and is one of the largest parrots in
Africa. They are famous for their intelligence and
ability to imitate humans with a vocabulary of nearly
1000 words. They make their nests in the cavities
of trees. They often roost in large groups. These
birds call to each other with a variety of squawks
and screams, both at rest and in fl ight. The exotic
pet trade has taken a toll on the wild populations of
these parrots.

DIET

The African Grey parrot feeds on fruit, nuts and
seeds.

FAST FACTS

Size: 13 inches length
Weight: 12 oz
Lifespan: 23 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

VULNERABLE