Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Parrots - Popular talking birds

Parrots make popular pets, especially the talking kinds, like the African Grey Parrot. A number of smaller species, called lovebirds, keep together in pairs, even in cages. The brilliantly coloured parrots of South America, called macaws, are noisy, screaming birds. So are the white, crested cockatoos of Australia. But the little green budgerigar is aboriginal for good bird. The Kea a New Zealand parrot, was once unpopular as it used to attack sheep, tearing at their backs to eat the flesh.

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