(also African grey parrot)
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.
- 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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