Green Parrots

green parrot
Common name: Green Parrot


Family: Psittacoidae

Range: You can see the green parrot in the tropical and subtropical regions including Costa Rica in Central America, Australia, South America, South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia. Some of the endemic species have their home as Caribbean and Pacific islands.

Size: This parrot normally lengths about 12 inches from beak to tail along with the weight as 80 and 150 grams.
Diet: These parrots usually feed on the buds, seeds, nectar, sometimes arthropods, pollen and fruits. They also feed with the prey of other animals. But, the main food of most of the species would be seeds.

Average lifespan: When you consider about the lifespan of green parrots, depending the quality of care it would probably live about 20 to 30 years in the captivity.

Habitat: These green parrots usually inhabit in the places including the cooler and temperate regions available in New Zealand and South America in a wider way. There are some species in the temperate regions of North America those are becoming less in the population because of the extended hunting in the early of 20th century. Some species of green parrots also introduced in the temperate climates along with the stable establishment population in the parts of the United States, Costa Rica, Spain, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Few parrots available in particular species are normally wholly sedentary one or fully migratory one. Most of the species would probably come under anyone of these categories in order to understand out the regional movements in a better way along with the nomadic lifestyle.

Breeding/Reproduction: When you consider about the breeding of green parrots, there are some exceptions you would probably face with since they are monogamous breeders. They are going for breeding at the nest in cavities and they never prefer for any other territories rather than their nesting sites for the efficient and reliable reproduction technique. The pair bonds of the green parrots are very strong one compared to other birds. The pair remain close even at the time of the non-breeding season and also for larger flying situations.

The female parrot normally lays eggs in the color of white and in most of the species the incubation would be taken by a female rather than the male. There are also some species, who shared out the incubation period. The female takes care of eggs almost the whole incubation period and hence the male would feed out both during the short breaks. The incubation period may be varied depending on the species and it would be ranged from 17 to 35 days. In most of the time larger species have an incubation period as long one. The newly born young parrots would be altricial one in some case by lacking feathers or with sparse white down color. The young probably spend out three weeks to four months in the nest for parental care depending on the species and it may be continued for months thereafter.

Costa Rica is the land of beautiful jungles and green parks. You can find beautiful sceneries everywhere in this country. Costa Rica welcomes visitors from around the world. Costa Rica not only provides beautiful sceneries to visitors, instead it also introduces many friendly animals along with wild animals it has. The Green Parrot of Costa Rica is one of many friendly birds that you can find in Costa Rica. Green Parrot can create a distinct view of places and let you feel that you are visiting to an extremely beautiful place.

When you consider about the physical characteristics of the green parrot, you would probably come up with the result as curved, strong and broad bill as the efficient one. It is available with the prominent upper mandible along with the downward curves those come to a point. All these things are normally not attached to the skull that would probably provide it with the independent move along with the contribution of the tremendous pressure that the birds prefer to exert with. When you go through the lower mandible of the bird, it is available as shorter and sharp one along with the cutting-edge as upward-facing that would probably move against the flat portion of the upper mandible.

There are touch receptors available along with the inner edges present in the bill that are known as the organ of bill tip. It is normally a very useful thing for allowing with the manipulations as highly dexterous one. In order to manipulate the seeds in a better way, these green parrots are available with the strong tongue that would provide them with the appropriate cracking force. It has a large head along with the high positioned eyes that are laterally available in the skull and hence the visual efficiency of birds is normally an unlike one compared to other birds. The green parrot is able to see below its bill tip without turning out the head. It can see all above its head and also behind its head in an efficient manner. They are also having the front binocular field as the wider one.

They normally have the zygodactyl feet as strong and sharp one along the elongated claws that would probably be used for swinging and climbing in a better way. There are also some species those can be able to use their feet, in order to manipulate out the food and other objects according to their needs like the human using hands.

Some species of Green Parrots are also available with the crest of feathers those are capable of moving on the top of their heads that could be raised for the display and retracted. The predominant color of plumage of these green parrots is green along with the prominent neck frill for feather.

Some species are also available with light blue, green and yellow shades along with the black or white color. Most of the parrots have their plumage with strong sexual dimorphism along with notable exceptions that could be the striking one.

Since the wild green parrots are difficult to catch, it is necessary to go through thorough study about them in order to mark them apart from the challenges associated with them. When you consider about the studies of most of the wild birds, they normally depend on the wing ragging or banding. But, this is not the right one in the case of parrots because of the chew off with such attachments. Even though there are many gaps in knowledge regarding to the behavior of these green parrots, they prefer to go through the consequent and wide range. These parrots have their flight capability as strong and direct one and most of them spend more time to climb and perch in tree canopies. In order to get gripped and hooked on branches and other supports, they have their bills as the sufficient one. They prefer to walk on the ground with the help of rolling gait.

We are sure that when you will visitCosta Rica, you will not miss the Green Parrot. It is wonderful to see Green Parrot in a natural environment.

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