|Hen Jardine's Parrot|
The demand for African Parrots as pets and aviary birds continues to grow and within Australian Aviculture a number of African species are being bred. In the near future I will feature a small article on the species kept within Australia but for now I wish to focus on one of the most incredible birds I have ever seen.
On the weekend I visited an Aussie breeder who is working with what is one of the rarest species of Parrot in Australian aviculture at the moment. That bird being the Jardine's Parrot, an African Parrot of the Poicephalus genus. The Jardine's Parrot is an incredible species measuring around 25-28cm's in length.
Jardine's have the personality of a large bird and beauty to rival any species and were named after their discoverer William Jardine. Poicephalus (means dark head) gulielmi (is latin for William). As a species they don't posses the flashy colours of say a Blue & Gold Macaw but they are by no means plain in colour. Take one look at the photos I've posted here and you will see what I mean.
|The nominate race features large amounts of black on the wing|
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