Tag: bird species

Pet Bird for Beginners: Choosing Your First Bird Part 1

Choosing your first ever pet bird for beginners could be very overwhelming as there are hundreds of bird species to choose from. The choices could vary from size, color, and their maintenance needs. However, you can also choose which bird species you would like to take care of …

Mallee Ringneck Parakeet

Mallee Ringneck Parakeet Scientific Name: Barnardius zonarius barnardi Origin: South Eastern Australia Average Lifespan: Up to 15 years or more Size: Up to 13 inches Color: Mainly combination of green and blue Sounds: Quiet Interaction: Hands off / Somewhat social Physical Characteristics of Mallee Ringneck Parakeet The Mallee Ringneck …

White-fronted Amazon

White-fronted Amazon Scientific Name: Amazona Albifrons Origin: Southern Mexico and Central America Average Lifespan: Up to 40 to 50 years Size: Up to 10 inches Color: Mainly green with white patch on the head Sounds: Chatterer Interaction: Highly social Physical Characteristics of White-fronted Amazon This Amazon specie is …

Bourke’s Parakeet

Bourke’s Parakeet / Bourkes Parakeet Scientific Name: Neopsephotus bourkii Origin: Australia Average Lifespan: Up to 10 – 15 years Size: Small, 7 ½ inches Color: Mainly brown, pink abdomen and breast Sounds: Relatively quiet Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Bourke’s Parakeet The plumage color of a Bourke’s parakeet …

How Bird Courtship Happens

This bird courtship video is very entertaining. Click the play button below to see how birds show their affection.     Obviously the first bird in the video is the male finch bird and it is dancing as a form of courtship towards the other bird. You will …

Australian King Parrot

Australian King Parrot Scientific Name: Alisterus scapularis Origin: East Coast and ranges of Australia Average Lifespan: up to 25 years Size: large parrot, up to 17 inches Color:  Mainly red and green Sounds: Relatively quiet Interaction: Social     Physical Characteristics of Australian King Parrot The adult male …

American Singer Canary

American Singer Canary Scientific Name: Serinus canaria Origin: United States Average Lifespan: up to 10 years Size: small, up to 5.75 inches Color: commonly yellow but actually comes in many colors Sounds: Melodious singing sounds Interaction: Social     Physical Characteristics of American Singer Canary This bird specie …

Yellow-Billed Amazon

Yellow-Billed Amazon or Yellow-Billed Parrot Scientific Name: Amazon collaria Origin: Jamaica and the West Indies Average Lifespan:  up to 50 years or longer Size: up to 11 inches Color: Mainly green with white and blue facial markings and white crown area Sounds: Chatterer Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of …

Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet Scientific Name: Psittacula eupatria Origin: India and Southeast Asia Average Lifespan: Up to 30 years Size: Medium to Large, up to 23 inches Color: Mostly green with maroon patches on their wings and bluish green upper ­tail feathers Sounds: Talkers, very good in mimicking human sounds …

African Ring-Necked Parakeet

African Ring-Necked Parakeet Scientific Name: Psittacula krameri krameri Origin: From African countries including Mauritania, Senegal, Southern Sudan, and West Africa Average Lifespan: They could live up to 50 years Size: 11 to 13 inches Color: Lime green with black ring around the neck area for male while a …

Bird Care Tips: How to Care for Pet Birds at Home

Do you have friends or relatives that have pet birds at home? Ever wonder why they chose birds as pets to take care of instead of other animals? Bird lovers have different reasons why they choose birds as pets and one of these reasons is the simplicity of …