April 21, 2015 – Senegal Parrot or Yellow-vented Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)

Requested by: stomatium

These parrots are found in open forested areas of West Africa. There are three subspecies, distinguished mainly by the color of their abdomens. Their diet is mostly seeds, nuts, berries, flowers, and fruit. Senegal Parrots are social birds. When plentiful food is available, they form small groups of 10 to 20 birds, and travel in large flocks during migration. After the rainy season, the female lays three or four eggs in a tall hollow tree. She incubates the eggs while being fed by the male. These parrots are fairly common as pets.