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Residents – Parrots

Parrots

Within Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is the well established ‘National Parrot Sanctuary’ housing over 1000 re-homed Parrots & Parakeets, covering over 100 different species. We have a third of the UK’s Parrots here, and continue to re-home those that need our help. These amazing creatures come in all sizes, colours and with some colourful language to accompany them! As you walk around the park, you will discover some amazing facts and information about Parrots and hopefully understand a little better the reason why our Charity is so important. Listen to the wonderful sounds of the Rainforest, spanning from Australia to Africa to the Americas and discover why we are the only park that talks back! If you are interested in donating to The National Parrot Sanctuary and helping this amazing, worthy Charity for the help and protection of Parrots all over the world; please visit our ‘Charity‘ page.

Check out our Parrot talk, daily at the park at 2.30pm!

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Rosella parakeet

Platycercus eximius

  • IUCN status: LC
  • Diet: fruits, vegetation, nuts, seeds, pulses.

Originating in Australia this small parakeet this small colourful bird loves to excersize.

 

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Eclectus parrot

Eclectus roratus

  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: fruits, vegetation, nuts, flowers, leaves

Males are green however the females display a red andf purple making the sexes easily identifiable.

 

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Orange Winged Amazon

Amazona amazonica

  • IUCN status: Least Concern
  • Diet: fruits, berries, nuts, roots.

A loud, bold and proud bird, that lives well socially.

 

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Conures

Aratinga solstitialis

  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: grasses, herbs, wheat, berries, flowers, nuts.

This small species come in many different stunning colours, we have a variety of them on display at the sanctuary.

 

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African Grey

  • Origin: Africa
  • IUCN status: endangered
  • Diet: fruits, vegetation, nuts, seeds, pulses.

They form communal flocks that live in palms over water or islands in rivers. They nest in the cavities of tall, living trees.

 

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Blue & Gold Macaw

  • Origin: South America
  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: fruits, vegetation, nuts, flowers, nectar.

They feed quietly in the top of the forest canopy, congregating in large flocks. Usually found in pairs or small noisy groups.

 

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White Cockatoo

  • Origin: Moluccan Islands
  • IUCN status: endangered
  • Diet: fruits, berries, nuts, roots.

They spend most of their time in the forest canopy. Their eye colour differs between males and females.

 

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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

  • Origin: Australia
  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: grasses, herbs, wheat, berries, flowers, nuts. 

They can also feed on harmful weeds, such as Cotton Thistle and can gather in groups of up to 2000.

 

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Salmon-crested cockatoo Birds

Cacatua moluccensis

  • IUCN status: Vulnerable
  • Diet: Seeds, nuts, berries and even insects.

These are a fairl shy species of parrots, that are mainly active in early mornings or late afternoons.

 

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Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: Nuts, seeds, berries and leaves from the rainforest.

Macaws are ther largest species of parrots, there are 17 types of Macaws

 

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Vasa Parrot

Coracopsis vasa

  • IUCN status: Least Concern
  • Diet: fruits, berries, seeds, vegetables.

A fairly noisy parrot that live in larger flocks when feeding and roosting. 

 

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Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Roratus

  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: Fruit, seed, nut, leaf buds and blossom.

These stunning parrots are either green for males, or red with purple for females.

 

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Derbyan Parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

  • IUCN status: Near threatened
  • Diet: Seeds, pinecones, fruits, grains.

These pararkeets found in the Indian Himalaya,usually in boisteroius flocks.

 

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Quaker / Monk parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus

  • IUCN status: least concern
  • Diet: Seeds, fruits, grain and cactus stems

Originating in South America, these small parakeets are often found in large groups of around 30.

 

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Ringneck parakeet

Psittacula krameri

  • IUCN status: Least Concern
  • Diet: fruits, berries, seeds, vegetables.

Known for their intelligence, these small parakeets are an energetic and playful bird.

 

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Red-masked parakeet

Psittacara erythrogenys

  • IUCN status: Near Threatened
  • Diet: Fruit, seed, flowers

A small sociable parakeet flocks residing in Ecuador thrive in the jungle but also semi arid locations.

 

Did you know you can feed our birds?

You can buy treats for just £1.50 each, or 4 for £5.00 at our new Animal Snax Kiosk inside the park!
You can choose to feed any of the following for an even closer encounter on your walk around the park:

  • Peanuts for our Parrots
  • Millet for our Walk Through Aviary
  • Meal Worms for our Meerkat
  • Fish Food for our Carp in Ivanvale Lake