Category: Bird Species

Coral-Billed Pionus

Coral-Billed Pionus Scientific Name:  Pionus sordidus corallines Origin:  Northern South America Average Lifespan:  25 to 40 years Size: 11 to 11.4 inches Color:  Dullish Brown or Dark Green with Bright Red Bill Sounds:  Quiet Interaction:  Very social Physical Characteristics of Coral-Billed Pionus The Coral-Billed Pionus is a gentle, …

Cherry-Headed Conure

Cherry-Headed Conure Scientific Name:  Aratinga erythrogenys Origin: South America Average Lifespan: 10 to 50 years Size:  11 to 13 inches Color:  Mainly Deep Green Sounds: Whistler, vocal communicator Interaction:  Highly social Physical Characteristics of the Cherry-Headed Conure The Cherry-headed Conure, also called Red-Headed Conure, is a wonderful medium-sized …

Chattering Lory

Chattering Lory Scientific Name: Lorius Garrulus Origin:  North Maluku, Indonesia Average Lifespan:  28 – 32 years Size:  30 cm. (11.7 inches) Color:  red with orange beak Sounds:  Whistler Interaction:  Highly social Physical Description of Chattering Lory The Chattering Lory is a forest-dwelling parrot native to North Maluku, Indonesia.  …

Border Canary Bird

Border Canary Bird Scientific Name: Serinus canaria domesticus Origin: Northern England and Scotland Average Lifespan:  6 to 8 years; Maximum of 20 years Size: 4 1/2 inches Color:  Mostly yellow but also appears in variety of colors like white, blue, green, plum, cinnamon, variegated and ticked Sounds: sings …

Brown-Headed Parrot

Brown-headed Parrot Scientific Name: Poicephalus cryptoxanthus Origin: South Africa Average Lifespan: 10 years Size: 9 inches Color: Mainly green Sounds: Vocal communicator Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Brown-headed Parrot Brown-headed parrot is a small sized bird that measures about 9 inches including their tiny tail. They have predominantly green …

Buffon’s Macaw

Buffon’s Macaw Scientific Name: Ara Ambiguus Origin:  Central America from southeastern Honduras to western Columbia, and in western Ecuador Average Lifespan:  80 years or more Size: 26 to 34 inches Color:  Mainly green Sounds:  Whistler and loud squawking Interaction: Very social Physical Characteristics of Buffon’s Macaw The Buffon’s …

Blue-streaked Lory

Blue-streaked Lory Scientific Name: Eos reticulata Origin: Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia Average Lifespan: 28 years and above Size: 12 inches Color: Primarily Red Sounds: Chattering Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-streaked Lory The Blue-streaked lory is a medium sized parrot of about 12 inches and is also called Blue-necked …

Blue-naped Parrot

Blue-naped Parrot Scientific Name: Tanygnathus lucionensis Origin: Philippines Average Lifespan: 40 years or more Size: 12 inches Color: Primarily Green Sounds: Loud harsh sounds Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-naped Parrot The Blue-naped parrot is a medium sized parrot of about 12 inches and is also called Philippine …

Blue-Headed Pionus

Blue-Headed Pionus Scientific Name: Pionus menstruus Origin: Tropical Central and South America Average Lifespan: 25 years Size: 11 inches Color: Mainly Green Sounds: High-pitched squeaks Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of the Blue-Headed Pionus The Blue-headed Pionus or Blue-headed Parrot is a medium-large parrot about 11 inches, with a …

Blue-Eyed Cockatoo

Blue-Eyed Cockatoo Scientific Name: Cacatua ophthalmica Origin: New Britain Average Lifespan: 40 to 60 years Size: 18 to 20 inches Color: Mainly white Sounds: Mimics various sounds Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-eyed Cockatoo Blue-eyed Cockatoo’s body is mostly white with some yellow beneath its tail and wing …

Blue-fronted Amazon

Blue-fronted Amazon Scientific Name: Amazona aestiva Average life span: 50 to 60 years Origin: Bolivia Size: 14 to 15 inches Color: Mainly green Sounds: Whistler Interaction: Highly Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-fronted Amazon The Blue-fronted Amazon has a small body with dark grey beak that is distinct because …

Blue-Crowned Conure

Blue-Crowned Conure Scientific Name: Thectocercus acuticaudatus Origin: South America Average Lifespan: 15 to 25 years Size: Up to 14.5 inches Color:  Mainly green Sounds: Chatterer, Vocal communicator Interaction: Highly social Physical Characteristics of Blue-Crowned Conure Although not the most colorful bird among the Neotropical parrots, its colors naturally …

Blue and Gold Macaw

Blue and Gold Macaw Scientific name: Ara ararauna Origin: Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay Average Lifespan: 30 to 35 years Size: 30 to 34 inches Color: Yellow Gold Sounds: Vocal communicator Interaction: Highly social Physical Characteristics of Blue and Gold Macaw Praised for its beautiful appearance, this …

Festive Amazon

Festive Amazon Scientific Name:  Amazona festiva Origin: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Average Lifespan: 40 to 60 years Size: 13 ½ inches Color: Mainly green Sounds: Vocal communicator Interaction:  Somewhat social Physical Characteristics of the Festive Amazon The Festive Amazon parrot’s main plumage color is forest green and the size …

Blossom-headed Parakeet

Blossom-headed Parakeet Scientific Name:  Psittacula roseata Origin: India Average Lifespan: 20-30 years Size: Up to 12 inches Color: Mainly green Sounds: Vocal communicator Interaction: Highly social   Physical Characteristics of Blossom-headed Parakeet The Blossom-headed parakeet is a small to medium sized parrot that could grow in length up …