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Eclectus 

Eclectus 

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Sydney

Senegal Parrot

Poicephalus senegalus

Hatch date: 2002

Age: 20

Sex: Male 

2022 Sponsors: 

Inas R. 

Laura K. 

Rebecca C. 

Nicole S. 

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Population Size

Unknown

Lifespan

40 years

Length

20-25cm

Native to the West Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria these parrots live in open woodlands and savannah. These parrots are 

Conservation Status 

Population Size

Decreasing 

Threats

As a result of of extreme poaching, deforestation and insufficient protection measures the Yellow-headed amazon is classified as an Endangered species. Between 1970 and 1994 this species suffered a 90% population decline and has lost 77.4% of its primary habitat to agriculture. Currently much of their habitat remains outside of the systems of national protected area. Due to this these parrots remain under heavy pressure from development, poaching and illegal fires. 

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Did you know...

All parrots have a special built-in defence against disease in the colour of their feathers. Psittacofulvins (sit-a-co-full-vins) are a special pigment that parrots produce that give them their green, yellow and red colours. 

Amazon parrots are monomorphic, which means that males and females look the exact same. The only way to tell the difference is either through DNA testing or if one of the lays and egg!