Type: Senegal Parrot
Weight: 120 grams
Height: 9 inches
Age: 10 years, 10 months
Type: Cape Parrot
Weight: 330 grams
Height: 13 inches
Age: 9 years, 1 month
Type: Blue & Gold Macaw
Weight: 850 grams
Height: 26 inches
Age: 6 years, 10 months
List of Common Parrots:
Monk Parakeet (Quaker Parrot)
Green Rumped Parrotlet
Blue Winged Parrotlet
Dusky Billed Parrotlet
Yellow Faced Parrotlet
Peach Faced Lovebird
Lilian's (Nyasa) Lovebird
Black Cheeked Lovebird
Red Faced Lovebird
Lories and Lorikeets
Cherry Headed Conure
Blue Crowned Conure
Green Cheeked Conure
Black Headed Caique
White Bellied Caique
Red Bellied Parrot
Brown Headed Parrot
Congo African Grey (CAG)
Timneh African Grey (TAG)
Blue Fronted Amazon
Yellow Naped Amazon
Yellow Headed Amazon
Orange Winged Amazon
Yellow Crowned Amazon
Galah (Rose Breasted) Cockatoo
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
Red Shouldered (Hahn's) Macaw
Blue And Gold Macaw
Blue Throated Macaw
Red Fronted Macaw
Green Winged Macaw
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Posted on January 8, 2012 04:05AM
I am so jealous! That must have been an awesome sight. I could hear familiar sounds in response to your whistle. Sammy makes the exact same vocalization when he takes off in flight as the one you filmed. I find that interesting because out of the five that I have he's the only one that does that.
When you were there did you see them in flocks? I am under the impression that they are rather solitary in the wild. I'd be interested to know what you were able to observe.
Posted on January 8, 2012 04:19AM
No, the Senegal Parrots I saw were solo and then tend to stay that way most of the year (or with mate). They aren't flock parrots like Grey Parrots, Budgerigars, or Cockatoos. I only saw Senegal Parrots twice. The rose Ringed Parakeets were actually a bit more common. I saw them on multiple occasions and several at a time. I didn't manage as good footage of them cause they would just fly by very quickly.
It's not surprising that our Senegal Parrots tend to become territorial one person birds cause in the wild they tend to hang out on their own or with their mate and not close to a tight knit flock. This is an advantage to the favorite person but works strongly against everyone else and takes much effort to overcome.
Amazing how that looks just like Kili huh?
Posted on January 8, 2012 05:24AM
I too wanted to say that it must have been an increadible sight for you to see 'wild' Kili
That's very interesting that their habitat looks rather arid.
Thanks for sharing the photos and the videos.
Posted on January 8, 2012 06:40AM
That is what I thought I had read. Solo seems to be common with the wild Senegals. It sure does make sense that it is why my 5 don't really like each other at all.
I thought the same thing about how that Senegal looked like Kili.
Posted on January 8, 2012 09:07AM
Excellent photos! From the photo the African Woodland Savannah looks pretty barren. Is that how it is, or is it just that particular section?
Posted on January 8, 2012 01:32PM
It's a particular section but a lot does look like that. The parrots tend to stay in the areas with a few more trees. However, it's not a lush tropical rain forest or jungle as people associate parrots with!
Posted on January 9, 2012 06:16PM
Love the photos and the film, Michael....I haven't seen anything like that on the internet before.
Really nice! Thx
Posted on January 9, 2012 06:26PM
Yeah but wait till you see what I have left to post in the upcoming days... I don't think anyone has ever seen anything like this.
Posted on January 9, 2012 06:44PM
I can't wait to see the next ones.
I would also like to see what the Australians see. The only flocks I see are starlings and finches. I do see a flock of Robins every spring.
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Posted on January 9, 2012 08:44PM
I'm looking forward to your next post. You really peaked my curiosity.