Senegal Parrot

Poicephalus senegalus

Habitat and Geographic Distribution: Plains and savannahs of West Africa.

Diet: Frugivorous and Granivorous. They feed on fruits, seeds and grains. They also eat carob pods and the shoots on young trees.

Reproduction: They nest in the cavities of trees. Females lay 3 to 4 eggs that they incubate for 27 days; the young become fully independent at 12 weeks.

Behaviour: It is a bird that requires attention, if they feel lonely they tend to isolate themselves or even become stressed.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN), Appendix II (CITES).


Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Length:  23-25 cm

Weight: 120-160 g

Lifespan: 30-50 years

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