Pionus Parrot

Pionus is not a specific type of parrot. It is the name of a genus, or group, of 8 species of parrot that are very similar to one another but cannot be considered the same species. These birds are all from various parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America. They look similar in body […]

Kakariki Parrot

The New Zealand Red-Crowned Parakeet, more commonly known as the Kakariki, is a long tailed bright green parrot with a red crown, forehead and band of red which extends from the bill through the eye and beyond, crimson rump patches and violet blue on wing coverts and some outer flight feathers. (This is the bird […]

The Budgerigar

(A.K.A. The Budgie or Parakeet) General Info: This cute little parrot is one of the most popular of all captive birds here in the United States because of it’s small size and easy upkeep. It’s a great bird for first time parrot owners. Although it is well known as a parakeet or budgie, the bird […]

The Canary

When you think of the Canary, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people would say their ability to make beautiful music. These birds are absolutely wonderful song birds. The males are the ones with the talent for song, using their “singing” skills to attract females. This bird is high on the […]

The Indian Ringneck Parrot

We don’t often have articles on birds native to India. This bird is truly a sight for sore eyes. Also known as the rose-ringed parakeet, the Indian Ringneck Parrot is small in size, but in no way does that translate into a shortage of beauty. Predominantly covered by a smooth minty green plumage, the birds […]

The Hooded Parrot

This is a small to medium-sized parrot, only reaching just under a foot in length from the head to the tip of the tail. It is light, weighing only about 2 ounces. The thing that attracts this little bird to people is its attractive coloring. Like many types of birds, the male is much more […]

Mynah Birds

Mynah birds have long been a popular bird. In ancient Greece, the mynah was kept among the aristocracy as a pet, and in India, the mynah has been considered sacred for more than 2,000 years. The mynah’s extraordinary talents as an imitator make him one of the most interesting of all cage birds, today. They […]

The Toucan

General Info:  Other than this nominate large species (over 2 feet long), there are about forty different sub-species of Toucan that range downward to the 7 inch Toco. Beak and body colors are brilliant and varied, depending on species.  The beak coloration is designed to attract a mate.  The more colorful the beak, the more […]

Australian Kin Parrot

The Australian King parrot, also known as the Scarlet Parrot, was first officially recorded in the species list in 1818 by Martin Lichtenstein. Their habitat is along the eastern coast of Australia. They love heavily forested areas and nest in hollowed out trunks of trees. The habitat of these birds is being over taken by […]

Hawk-Headed Parrot

The hawk-headed parrot is an extremely unique and unusual parrot. It is the only member of the Genus Deroptyus. There are two subspecies, The Brazilian Deroptyus accipitrinus fuscifrons, from the lower Amazon basin and the Guiana hawk-head, Deroptyus accipitrinus from tropical northern South America. Hawk-heads stand alone in the world of parrots. This genus is […]