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Senegal Parrot

Senegal Parrot

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Scientific Name:

Poicephalus Senegalus


Distribution

NW Africa


Diet:

Fruits, flowers, seeds, nuts.


Facts

Habitat: lowland savanna, but apparently favouring relatively open country


Incubation:  Eggs 2–4, incubation c. 25 days.


Social structure: can be found singly, in pairs and in small flocks of ten to twenty parrots.


Weight:  120–161 g.


Dimensions:  23 cm


Lifespan:  25-30, up to 50 under human care.


Estimated population in the wild:  Not quantified, often abundant.


Threats:  Pet trade


IUCN Status: Least Concern


Did you know that:

  1. Τheir beak is used to aid in climbing
  2. Μany are trapped and killed as farm pests



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