Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mysore Zoo - Congo Grey Parrot

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Congo Grey Parrot.


It is a beautiful bird which is about 33 cm long, with silver-grey body that is lighter around eyes and rump. It has cherry-red tails, and an all-black beak and white around the eyes.



They can be seen in the rain-forests of West and Central Africa. Their main food is palm nuts, seeds, fruits, and leafy matter. They are very intelligent birds. They are often able to mimic many sounds and talk. 

27 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

LindyLou Mac said...

Lovely capture of this handsome bird.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Very Nice..

Sushma Harish said...

I did not know there are grey parrots too. Thanks.

Stewart M said...

These are very intelligent birds - I hope it had lots to do!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lowell said...

Super photos, Rajesh. 'Tis indeed a beautiful bird. Might be too smart for me, though! :)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty bird! Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

they are so beautiful and SO intelligent. and they live a long time!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a gorgeous bird.

Prasad Np said...

beautiful pictures, they do look intelligent...

edenhills said...

That is a beautiful bird!

mick said...

Great photos of the parrot.

Margaret Adamson said...

very handsome Parrot and shot very well

HOOTIN ANNI said...

their age shows so much. they're not only brilliant, but very beautiful.

Andrea said...

The African Gray is a favorite pet for bird lovers over here ... sadly, I would much rather see them in the forest where they belong. But their intelligence and ability to talk, makes them choice. Beautiful pictures Rajesh.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Wally Jones said...

Handsome looking parrot! I could never keep one, it would always be outsmarting me.

Karen said...

Handsome and highly intelligent birds. Nice shots.

Carole M. said...

beautiful to see and I've seen videos of them talking or on tv

Arija said...

A lovely parrot similar in colouring to our Gang-gang Cockatoos.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful bird.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.

Neil said...

Beautiful looking bird.

eileeninmd said...

Your Parrot is beautiful! Wonderful bird and photos.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. Great Parrot and great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful silvery color!

Datta Ghosh said...

The same species is in Alipore (Kolkata) Zoo too, Cool Captures

AmitAag said...

Very beautiful!