Pet Pop Quiz Answer

'Radar (Hawkheaded Parrot)' photo (c) 2003, Geek2Nurse - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Do you know your parrot species? It’s not a commonly kept parrot, but they’re pretty unforgettable when you’ve seen one.

Q: This species of parrot lives in the Amazon Basin. Instead of having a crest like a cockatoo, it has a ruff that it raises around it head.  It’s name contains the name a raptor. Name the species of this parrot.

A: The Hawk-headed Parrot. Unfortunately, they are a threatened species due to the deforestation of the Amazon and to be taken to be sold in the pet trade.

(Source- Avianweb)


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