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Psittacus erithacus (Grey Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. Two subspecies of the African grey parrot are known. This article describes the Congo African grey parrot, the other being the Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh).
View Wikipedia Record: Psittacus erithacus

Infraspecies

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Psittacus erithacus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
37
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.5056
EDGE Score: 3.13598

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  401 grams
Birth Weight [2]  18.7 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  60 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  40 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Fledging [1]  70 days
Incubation [1]  30 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground and non-acrobatic aerial display
Maximum Longevity [5]  50 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  13 inches (33 cm)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Pseudospondias microcarpa[6]
Pseudosponias microcarpa[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Hectopsylla psittaci[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Frugivory and the Fate of Dispersed and Non-Dispersed Seeds of Six African Tree Species, Colin A. Chapman and Lauren J. Chapman, Journal of Tropical Ecology Vol. 12, No. 4 (Jul., 1996), pp. 491-504
8International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License