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African Greys Amazons
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As a note, regardless to IUCN endangerment status, all parrots receive the best care equally. The IUCN number is just a real-time gauge to indicate the severity of conservation appointed to the species. We do, however, encourage these species to be sponsored first, as sponsorships fund vet visitation and additional food resources beyond the GOD [general operating donations] before being allocated to the general parrot health fund and GOD, which fosters the wellbeing of parrots in the sanctuary.


AFRICAN GREYS

Congo African Grey

IUCN Endangerment status for Congo African Grey Parrots

The African Grey ParrotGrey Parrot or Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. African Greys are primarily herbivores, feeding on fruit, nuts, leaves, bark and flowers; However they will also eat insects.

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Timneh African Grey

IUCN Endangerment status for Timneh African Grey Parrots

The Timneh Parrot (Psittacus timneh), also known as the Timneh Grey Parrot or Timneh African Grey Parrot, is a West African parrot that is variously considered a subspecies of the African Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus timneh, or a full species Psittacus timneh. In aviculture it is often referred to by the initials TAG and is commonly kept as a companion parrot.

Homey the Timneh African Grey parrot
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AMAZONS

Yellow-headed Amazon

Yellow-Headed Amazon IUCN Status EndangeredThe Yellow-headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix), also known as the Yellow-headed Parrot and Double Yellow-headed Amazon, is an endangered amazon parrot of Mexico and northern Central America. Measuring 38–43 centimeters (15–17 in) in length, it is a stocky short-tailed green parrot with a yellow head. It prefers to live in mangrove forests or forests near rivers or other bodies of water. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Yellow-crowned Amazon. It is a popular pet and an excellent talker.

Turnell the Yellow cheeked Amaozn. Bogey the Double Yellow Headed Amazon.
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Yellow Headed Amazon

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Yellow-naped Amazon

Yellow Naped Amazon IUCN Status EndangeredThe Yellow-naped Parrot or Yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata) is an Amazon parrot sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Yellow-crowned Amazon, Amazona ochrocephala (Gmelin, 1788).

Deforestation is reducing the number of these parrots in the wild together with illegal removal of young for the pet trade. This parrot readily mimics sounds, and in captivity this includes human speech, which is probably the reason it is popular in the pet trade. Like all parrots, however, mimic abilities vary greatly between individuals.

Cricket the yellow naped amazon. Charles Jukes the male yellow naped amazon.
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Red-Lored Amazon

Red-Lored Amazon IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Red-lored Amazon or Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) is a species of Amazon parrot, native to tropical regions of the Americas, from eastern Mexico south to Ecuador, with a disjunct population in central Brazil, where it occurs in humid evergreen to semi-deciduous forests up to 1,100 m altitude. It is absent from the Pacific side of Central America north of Costa Rica. Not originally known from El Salvador, a pair - perhaps escaped from captivity - nested successfully in 1995 and 1996 in the outskirts of San Salvador and the species might expand its range permanently into that country in the future. This species has also established feral populations in several California cities.

Tico, the male rainbow amazon.
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Lilac-Crowned Amazon

Lilac-Crowned Amazon IUCN Status EndangeredThe Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi) is a parrot endemic to the Pacific slopes of Mexico. Also known as Finsch's Amazon, the parrot is characterized by green plumage, a maroon forehead, and violet-blue crown. Their coloring resembles that of the Red-crowned Amazon Amazona viridigenalis, though the Lilac-crowned Amazon is less vibrant.

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Red-Crowned Amazon

Red-crowned Amazon IUCN Status EndangeredThe Red-crowned Amazon, (Amazona viridigenalis) also known as Red-crowned ParrotGreen-cheeked Amazon, or Mexican Red-headed Parrot, is an endangered Amazon parrot native to northeastern Mexico. The current native wild population of between 1,000 and 2,000 is decreasing. The main threats to its survival are the illegal export of trapped birds from Mexico to the United States and the destruction of habitat.

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COCKATIELS

Cockatiel IUCN Status Least Concern The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the Quarrion and the Weiro, is a member of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the budgerigar.

The cockatiel is the only member of the genus Nymphicus. It was previously considered a crested parrot or small cockatoo; however, more recent molecular studies have assigned it to its own unique cockatoo subfamily Nymphicinae. It is, therefore, now classified as the smallest of the Cacatuidae (Cockatoo family). Cockatiels are native to Australia, and favour the Australian wetlands, scrublands, and bush lands.

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COCKATOOS

Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccan Cockatoo IUCN Status EndangeredThe Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) also known as the Moluccan Cockatoo, is a cockatoo endemic to the south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. At a height of up to 46–52 cm and weight of up to 850 g, it is among the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the male on average. It has white-pink feathers with a definite peachy glow, a slight yellow on the under-wing and underside of the tail feathers and a large retractable recumbent crest which it raises when threatened, revealing hitherto concealed bright red-orange plumes to frighten potential attackers. It may also be raised in excitement or in other 'emotional' displays. Some describe the crest as "flamingo-colored." It also has one of the louder calls in the parrot world and in captivity is a capable mimic.

In the wild the Salmon-crested Cockatoo inhabits lowland forests below 1000 m. The diet consists mainly of seeds, nuts and fruit, as well as coconuts, and also eats Meat. There is additional evidence that they eat insects off the ground, and pet Moluccan cockatoos have tested positive for anemia if their diet does not include enough protein.

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Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbrella Cockatoo IUCN Status EndangeredThe White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba), also known as the Umbrella Cockatoo, is a medium-sized all white cockatoo endemic to tropical rainforest on islands of Indonesia. When surprised, it extends a large and striking head crest, which has a semicircular shape (similar to an umbrella, hence the alternative name). The undersides of the wings and tail have a pale yellow or lemon color which flashes when they fly. In the wild, White Cockatoos feed on berries, seeds, nuts, fruit and roots. When nesting, they include insects and insect larvae.

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CONURE

Sun Conure

Umbrella Cockatoo IUCN Status EndangeredThe Sun Parakeet or Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. It is commonly kept in aviculture. The species is endangered, threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade.

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Golden-capped Conure

Golden-capped Conure IUCN Status EndangeredGold-capped conures (Aratinga auricapillus)—also known as Golden-capped Parakeets—are native to Brazil and Paraguay. Their natural habitats include subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and plantations. The existence of this conure is threatened by habitat loss. However, gold-capped conures are prolific breeders, making them popular birds in aviculture, and hand-fed golden cap babies are generally available.

The gold-capped conure grows to about 13 to 14 inches in length and weighs about 150 grams. Their bodies are mainly green, with blackish bills, gray feet and brown irises. The forehead, the areas around the eyes and underwing coverts are usually red. The breast feathers are a red and green mix. Their tail feathers are olive green with a bluish tip. The primary feathers, wing coverts, and under-wing coverts are blue.

Immature gold-capped conures are mostly green, with some orange around the eyes, above the beak, and on the breast near the wings. Some navy is mixed in with the green of the tail. The bird's full coloration is not seen until they are sexually mature at about two years of age.

Their lifespan is about 30 years.

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ECLECTUS

Cockatiel IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas). It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage. Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see Eclectus Parrots thought they were of two distinct species. Large populations of this parrot remain, and they are sometimes considered pests for eating fruit off trees. Some populations restricted to relatively small islands are comparably rare. Their bright feathers are also used by native tribes people in New Guinea as decorations.

Bella the female eclectus.
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LOVEBIRDS

Peach-faced Lovebirds

Cockatiel IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), also known as the Rosy-collared or Peach-faced Lovebird, is a species of lovebird native to arid regions in southwestern Africa such as the Namib Desert. A loud and constant chirper, these birds are very social animals and often congregate in small groups in the wild. They eat throughout the day and take frequent baths. Coloration can vary widely among populations. Plumage is identical in males and females. Lovebirds are renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other. Also, females are well noted to tear raw materials into long strips, "twisty-tie" them onto their backs, and fly substantial distances back to make a nest. They are common in the pet industry, although lovebirds are often not hand-raised.

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MACAWS

Hahn's Macaws

Cockatiel IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis) is a small green South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called Macaws. The species is named for the red coverts on its wings. It is the smallest macaw, being 30–35 cm (12–14 in) in length. It is native to the tropical lowlands, savannah, and swamplands of Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia, Brazil, and far south-eastern Peru. It has two distinct subspecies, the Noble Macaw and the Hahn's Macaw, and a possible poorly distinct third subspecies that has longer wings, but is otherwise similar to the Noble Macaw. Red-shouldered Macaws are frequently bred in captivity for the pet trade, where they are sometimes described as mini-macaws.

Though wild populations of Red-shouldered Macaws have declined locally due to habitat loss, they are listed as Least Concern by IUCN. They are listed on Appendix II of CITES, trade restricted.

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Military Macaws

Military Macaw IUCN Status EndangeredThe Military Macaw (Ara militaris) is a large parrot and a medium-sized member of the macaw genus. Though considered vulnerable as a wild species, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry. A predominantly green bird, it is found in the forests of Mexico and South America.

Military Macaws live in large flocks and can live about 50–60 years in the wild. They can often be heard long before they are seen. They are a very noisy bird making a variety of loud cracking and shrieking sounds, including a loud kraa-aak.

The Military Macaw's diet consists of seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, and other vegetation found on treetops in their forests. Their beaks are well adapted for eating various seeds and nuts as they have the ability to break open the hardest of shells with relative ease.

Military Macaws will leave their roosts in flocks around dawn and head to their feeding areas. They will also visit heaps of clay known as “macaw licks”. These clay licks are found along riverbanks or sometimes in the interior of the Amazon rainforest. Macaws will flock to there to feed on these clay deposits, which appear to detoxify the poisons found in the seeds and vegetation of the rest of their diet. It is also thought that this clay provides the macaws with dietary salt not available in their normal diet.


 

Kelly, the male Military Macaw.
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Green-Wing Macaws

Greenwing Macaw IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is a large mostly-red macaw of the Aragenus.

This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the parrot trade.

It is second only in size to the Hyacinth Macaw, the largest bird of the macaw family. The wingspan of the Green-winged macaw can be up to 49 inches (125 cm), with a total body length of 35–37 inches (90–95 cm). A healthy adult will weigh between 1,250 and 1,700 grams (2.7-3.7 lbs).

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Blue and Gold Macaws

Blue-and-Gold Macaw IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or non-flooded forest) and woodland of tropical South America.

There has been a small breeding population in Miami-Dade County, Florida, since the middle 1980s.

They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans.

Bolly the Blue and Gold Macaw. Maraca the Blue and Gold Macaw. Maraca the Blue and Gold Macaw. Maraca the Blue and Gold Macaw.
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Scarlet Macaws

Scarlet Macaw IUCN Status Least ConcernThe Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws.

It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common.

Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras.

Norman the Scarlet Macaw
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