Senegal Parrot

Latin Name

Poicephalus senegalus

Description

Grey/black hood and wings, green/orange/yellow breast, bright yellow eyes in adults. Several sub-species varying in coloration.

Length

8-9 Inches

Sexing

Indeterminable by appearance. Some report Females' heads are more rounded and males tend to have a flatter head. Others report that male's eight ventrical feathers will be yellow; females have mixed yellow, green, white feathers.

Origin

Africa

Trainability

They're not great talkers like the African Grey or Timneh, but can learn a reasonable vocabulary, depending on the individual bird and the owner's willingness to spend time training.

Loudness

The Poicephalus aren't noted screamers or otherwise loud or noisy. Most of their sounds are low key whistles, chirps, squeaks, and assorted chattering. Cockatiels are often more noisy (and more obnoxiously so) than Senegals, Meyers, or Jardines.

Pricing

Prices are usually $149 - $500.