MUCH THANKS to the Poicephalus FAQs
Ken Hulme (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Steve Degroof.
Most of this document is plagerization of the FAQ
Mango the Senegal (Owner: Cathy Quinones )
Grey/black hood and wings, green/orange/yellow breast, bright yellow eyes in adults. Several sub-species varying in coloration.
8 - 9"
Undeterminable 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.
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.
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.
Prices usually $149-$500
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