Among the most popular pets, the parrots are at the top of the list. Endowed with a pointed intelligence, this exotic bird is also of a mirific beauty due among other things to its colored plumage. Above all, it is appreciated for its incredible language skills. An overview of the most beautiful parrot species in the world.
The Gabonese Grey
It may be less colorful than the Ara or the Amazon, but the Gabonese Grey parrots has more than one trick up its sleeve. Indeed, this species living in the wild in Equatorial Africa is considered the most intelligent of parrots since it is able to understand up to 200 words. An excellent speaker, the Gabonese Grey is even capable of reproducing certain noises such as a door slamming or a telephone ringing. Physically, it likes its grey or ash plumage and its bright red tail. It is also very tall and measures up to 40 cm.
The Amazonian Parrot
Just like the Macaws, the Amazons parrots come in different genres. They compete with their cousins by their extraordinary beauty. Originally from Mexico, the Amazon reveals an average size of 40 cm. Its hooked and wide beak helps it to climb and grasp and of course, to crack nuts, seeds and fruits to feed itself. This species is distinguished by the beauty of its predominantly green coat. Depending on the subspecies, the presence of other colors such as red on the plumage is possible. The head may also have some yellow or blue hints. The Amazon has a powerful voice. It is an inveterate talker who will enjoy reproducing the human voice. He is intelligent, is always in a good mood and develops an excellent capacity of adaptation.
The Ara Parrot
The Ara Parrots are the best known species. There are six genera, each with up to 11 species. Among them are the Hyacinth Macaw, the Cobalt Macaw, the Spix Macaw, the Blue Macaw (the most common), the Military Macaw, the Macaw Macaw, the Chloroptera Macaw and the Great Green Macaw. Of course, this list is far from being exhaustive. Usually, the Macaw is chosen for its outstanding physical characteristics. Already, it stands out for its large size that can reach 90 cm depending on the species. The Ara has a lively and colorful plumage which makes all its beauty. The blue Ara especially stands out by its color combining the soft turquoise blue of its wings and the vivacity of the golden yellow of its plumage. In addition, the Macaw has a large head and a large curved beak and a colorful, tapered tail. Its faculties to speak will astonish more than one. This species is rather calm, docile, kind and sociable.
As an arboreal animal, the Grand Eclectus grows mainly in cultivated areas. It has a dimorphic coloration which contributes to its beauty. Females and males do not necessarily show the same dominance of color on their plumage. If the females are rather royal blue and red with the presence of black traces, the males will have black, red and orange markings. This parrot is both a good talker and very curious.
The Great Eclectus
Native to Australia, the Cockatoo parrots are a very common domesticated species. It has a beautiful eternal white plumage and can be recognized by its yellow hoopoe carried high or low depending on the time of day. The breed can live up to 70 years. It is specialized in mimicry with the reputation of being noisy in its madness. In addition, it is said to be stubborn and rather spontaneous as an animal. Playful, extroverted and curious, he is also a great joker.