Category: Psittacidae

Bird stories, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

In the religion of the Mayas of Yucatan the great god of light was Itsamna, one of whose titles was The Lord, the Eye of the Day, a truly picturesque description of the sun. A temple at Itzmal was consecrated to him under the double name Eye of Day-Bird of Fire. In time of pestilence, […]

Bird stories, Cactus Parakeet and Campo Troupial

The Sertanejos think that keeping a Campo Troupial as a pet can attract disagreeable events. Consuming a brew made from the meat of the Cactus Parakeet is believed bythe Sertanejos to facilitate the eruption of new teeth in children. Bird nr 3 in the plate. Bezerra, D. Birds and people in semiarid northeastern Brazil: symbolic […]

Bird stories, African Grey Parrot

There was once a Banker who taught his Parrot the speech of men. The Parrot made such progress that he was soon able to take part in any conversation, and he astonished every one by his intelligence. One day a Parson came by the Parrot. My respects to your Reverence, said the Parrot. O reverend […]

Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Platycercus caledonicus | [authority] Gmelin, 1788 | [UK] Green Rosella | [FR] Perruche palliceps | [DE] Gelbbauch-Siitich | [ES] Perico de Tasmania | [NL] Geelbuikrosella | [copyright picture] Greame Chapman Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Platycercus caledonicus AU Tasmania Platycercus caledonicus brownii King I. (Bass Strait) Platycercus […]

Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Pyrrhura molinae | [authority] Massena and Souance, 1854 | [UK] Green-cheeked Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Molina | [DE] Molinasittich | [ES] Chiripepe de Cabeza Gris, Cotorra de Molina | [NL] Groenwangparkiet | [copyright picture] Brandon Lim Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pyrrhura molinae SA c Pyrrhura […]

Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacus erithacus | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] Grey Parrot | [FR] Perroquet gris | [DE] Graupapagei | [ES] Loro Yaco | [NL] Grijze Roodstaartpapegaai | [copyright picture] L.Miguel Bugallo Sanchez Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Poicephalus erithacus Psittacus erithacus AF w, c Psittacus erithacus erithacus se […]

Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Coracopsis vasa | [authority] Shaw, 1812 | [UK] Greater Vasa Parrot | [FR] Perroquetvasa | [DE] Grosser Vasa | [ES] Loro Vasa | [NL] Grote Vasa-papegaai | [copyright picture] Rhett A. Butler Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Coracopsis vasa AF Madagascar, Comoro Is Coracopsis vasa comorensis Comoro […]

Golden-capped Parakeet (Aratinga auricapillus)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Aratinga auricapillus | [authority] Kuhl, 1820 | [UK] Golden-capped Parakeet | [FR] Conure a tete d’or | [DE] Goldkopfsittich | [ES] Aratinga testadorada | [NL] Goudkapparkiet | [copyright picture] Peter Tan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Aratinga auricapillus SA se Brazil Aratinga auricapillus auricapillus ec Brazil Aratinga […]