The African Grey is a medium sized bird with grey to black feathers. Its wings are typically darker than its light grey belly. Its tail feathers are a bright red which make it a very popular bird. In the wild, they will forage for seeds, nuts, and fruits found on trees.
There is a large color contrast between males and
females (sexual dimorphism). Males are green with
a yellow head while females are red with a black bill.
This is so males can be camouflaged while hunting and
females can be hidden in dark tree holes incubating eggs.
Green Winged Macaws are the second largest species of parrots, the
largest being the Hyacinth Macaw. They are also called red and green macaws.
They are mostly red with blue and green wings. Their range includes Central
and South America.
The male, or peacock, is famous for its vividly
colored feather train with brilliant metallic shades
of gold, bronze, green, and blue and the iridescent
eyes. The train, used as a mating display, is
full throughout the spring and early summer and
then the feathers are molted, or shed.
*Animal is housed off-exhibit but is used for educational purposes