Author: Sudipto Chakrabarti

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Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

Double yellow-headed Amazons are beautifully colored parrots with a jocund disposition. Their waning numbers in the wild has necessitated the mandate that the pet trade is limited to captive-bred individuals.

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Blue-Throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaws are the rarest species of macaws in the wild. They are rather popular in the pet trade and are kept as pets widely because of the vivid coloring and friendly characteristics.

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Green-Wing Macaw (Red-and-Green Macaw)

The green-wing macaw is one of the most readily available of the macaw species, and also one of the largest, smaller only than the hyacinth macaw. Its calm and friendly temperament despite its size has earned it the epithet ‘the gentle giant.’ It should be the obvious choice as a pet for someone looking to...

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Eastern Rosella

Eastern rosellas are strikingly colored parrots found in eastern Australia down to Tasmania and its naturalized range in New Zealand. 

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Rose-Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)

Rose-breasted or galah cockatoos are one of the most widespread and easily available of the cockatoos in Australia. It is one of the most sociable companion birds.

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Military Macaw

Military macaw parrots are rather beautiful birds found in Mexico and South America. They look similar to the great green macaw, also known as the Buffon’s macaw, but are a little smaller than the latter. The military macaws have been so named because of their plumage resembling the color of a military parade uniform.

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Umbrella Cockatoo (White Cockatoo)

Umbrella cockatoos are medium-sized cockatoo found in Indonesia. It has considerable popularity as pets but demands high-maintenance. It can be an intelligent, playful and cuddly companion to its owner provided it is given all the attention and its health needs are fulfilled.

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Eclectus Parrot

The eclectus parrot is a bird with strikingly vibrant appearance, found in Australia, Makulu Islands, Solomon Islands and New Guinea. It is unique in the fact that the sexual dimorphism between the two sexes is so much that ornithologists had initially thought that the two were different species.

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Cape Parrot

Cape parrots are a species of large Poicephalus parrots that are gaining popularity as pets due to their endearing characteristics. Originally thought to be a subspecies of P. fuscicollis, alongside the brown-necked parrot and grey-headed parrot, it has since been given its own distinct species.

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Timneh African Grey

The Timneh (pronunciation: tim-nuh) African grey parrot, found in West Africa, is part of the genus given the moniker, ‘the Einstein’s of the bird world,’ and by no means is the epithet a stretch. It is rapidly catching up with the Congo African grey in terms of popularity for adoption as pets, and with good...