Gray parrot


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(Zool.) an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako.

See also: Gray

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The African gray parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is a species of parrot characterised by its distinctive, scalloped gray plumage.
The related species that has been studied in terms of hematology are the African gray parrot and the greater sulphur-crested cockatoo.
The hematologic values were compared to that of their related species with available reference values, African gray parrot and greater sulphur-crested cockatoo.
By now, I knew this noise came from my African gray parrot.
Songbirds, such as the Eastern bluebird (left), generally live a maximum of eight to 10 years, for instance, while parrots (African gray parrot shown above) or raptors can survive for decades.
Oldest known age (years), by species Aldabra tortoise * 152 Human * 122.5 Beluga sturgeon 118 Blue whale 110 African gray parrot 73 African elephant 70 Chimpanzee 60 Goldfish 41 Domestic cat* 38 Giraffe 36.3 American bison 33 Domestic dog* 29.5 Eastern gray squirrel 23.6 Wild turkey 15 Eastern bluebird 10.5 White-tailed deer 10 House mouse 6 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Juste, "Trade in the gray parrot Psittacus erithacus on the island of Principe (Sao Tomo and Principe, Central Africa): initial assessment of the activity and its impact," Biological Conservation, vol.
Alex, a 23-year-old African gray parrot, won't be taking the SATs, but he's no featherhead, says his owner, University of Arizona scientist Irene Pepperberg.
Instead, what they found was a 17-year-old African gray parrot named Jazz, which made a pretty good imitation of a smoke alarm, reports Metro.
CHEWS: Sam with Charlie, the African Gray parrot Picture by ANGIE WEAL
Thieves broke the window of Joanna Mason's Berwick Hills home and stole the two African Gray parrots
African Gray parrots are worth a lot of money and I'm in no doubt this thief knew what he was doing.