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UWA impounds 25 parrots at Uganda-Congo border

Some of the African grey parrots which were rescued from a smuggler at the Uganda-DR Congo border. PHOTO BY enid ninsiima. Officials from the Uganda …

Researcher explores origins of intelligence by working with parrots

African grey parrotGriffin knows the names of a dozen objects. He can identify five colors and six shapes, and grasps his numbers up to eight. He can …

Pests no longer: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos part of the fabric of Canberra

These individuals compete for ground. Photo: Graham TidyThe Canberra region’s Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have long since forgiven the locals who used …

Is the cockatoo plucking because she is bored?

Cockatoos are renowned for their feather destructive behaviour. Image by audreyjm529Caring for your companion can sometimes be disheartening. This is …

Pet parrot saves family from fire

A couple credits their 3-year-old parrot with alerting them of a fire that broke out in their laundry room overnight Tuesday.<p>About 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, …

Canberra's gang-gang cockatoos under threat from smugglers

Head keeper at Priam Psittaculture Centre, Bywong, Lisa Crawley, feeds a group of parrots, including this male Gang-gang. Photo: Graham TidyThe …

Monk parakeets: delightful import or pest?

Flock of Monk parakeets feeding. Image by d.yodock Scientists to study birds' impact on native species<p>Their squawk sounds like thumbtacks going down …

Fair-minded birds

In her research, Irene Pepperberg found that Griffin, an African grey parrot, gradually came to understand that he would get a better payoff by …