African grey parrot


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The African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. Two subspecies of the African grey parrot are known. This article describes the Congo African grey parrot, the other being the Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh).

The African grey parrot is native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. The Congo subspecies is found inside a range from Kenya to the eastern part of the Ivory Coast, and the Timneh subspecies from the Ivory Coast to Guina-Bissau. Between 120,100 and 259,000 Timneh African gray parrots remain worldwide. Current estimates for the global population of Congo African grey parrots are uncertain and range from 0.63 to 13 million birds. Populations are decreasing worldwide. The species seems to favor dense forests, but can also be found at forest edges and in more open vegetation types (gallery and savanna forests). source

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