Definition of grey parrot in English:

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grey parrot

(also African grey parrot)

noun

A parrot of western equatorial Africa, with grey plumage and a red tail, often kept as a pet for its mimicking abilities.
  • Psittacus erithacus, family Psittacidae.
Example sentences
  • Vancouverite Michelle Blaney takes in unwanted parrots, currently caring for four macaws, an African grey parrot and a cockatiel.
  • Twenty five years of research has shown that grey parrots have cognitive intelligence equal to a 6.5 year old child and communication skills equal to a 2 + year old child.
  • In the last few years, though, the MIT professor Irene Pepperberg has been conducting some rather amazing experiments with her pet grey parrots.

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