Psittacus erithacus, commonly known as the African Grey Parrot, is a medium-sized parrot with a grey body, red tail, and black beak. It has a lifespan of up to 60 years and is found in the rainforests of West and Central Africa. It is an intelligent species, capable of mimicking human speech and understanding basic concepts. It is a social species, living in flocks of up to 30 individuals. The current population of Psittacus erithacus is decreasing due to habitat loss and illegal trapping for the pet trade.
Name Origin: The scientific name Psittacus erithacus is derived from the Greek words psittakos, meaning "parrot," and erithakos, meaning "red." This is likely a reference to the species' bright red feathers.
Related Species: Agapornis roseicollis, Agapornis fischeri, Agapornis personata, Agapornis nigrigenis, Agapornis cana, Agapornis pullaria, Agapornis swindernianus, Agapornis taranta, Agapornis lilianae, Agapornis siamensis