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The grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Congo grey parrot, Congo African grey parrot or African grey parrot, is an Old World parrot from the Psittacidae family. The Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) was once identified as a subspecies of the grey parrot but has since evolved into a full-fledged species.

The grey parrot is a medium-sized predominantly grey, black. Its typical weight is 400 g (0.88 lb), with an approximate length of 33 cm (13 inches) and a wingspan of 46-52 cm (18-20 inches). It has a darker grey color than his body above its head and both wings. The feathers on the head and body have light white edges. The tail feathers are red.

Due to the choice of parrot breeders, some grey parrots turn party or completely red. Both sexes are similar. The coloration of juveniles is similar to that of adult birds, but their eyes are usually dark grey to black, compared to yellow irises around the dark eyes of adult birds, and their undercoat is grey. Adults weigh 418-526 g (0.922-1.160 lb).

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Grey parrots can live 40-60 years in captivity, although their average lifespan in the wild appears to be shorter at around 23 years.

The grey parrots were born in equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. The species is found in the range from Kenya to the eastern part of the Ivory Coast. Current global population estimates are uncertain and range from 630,000 to 13 million birds. The world’s population are decreasing. This species prefers dense forests, but it can also be found on forest edges and in more open vegetation types such as galleries and savanna forests.

A population study published in 2015 showed that the species had been “nearly wiped out” in Ghana, with a 90-99% decline since 1992. They were found only in 10 of 42 woodlands and in three overnight stays, which once housed 700 to 1200 birds, now a total of 18 birds. The locals mostly blame the pet trade and logging. The population in Cameroon is considered stable. Congo sells 15,000 domestic animals are taken every year for the pet trade, annually from the east of the country, although the annual quota is set at 5,000.

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