Priam Parrot Breeding

Species Information from Priam Parrot Breeding Centre

Black-headed Caique – Species Information

December 24, 2009

Pionites melanocephalus

This species has an extremely large range and the population trend appears to be stable.

Species Distribution Map

Pionites melanocephalus
Pionites melanocephalus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Blue and Gold Macaw – Species Information

Tags: , . December 20, 2009

Ara araruana

This species has an extremely large range, and despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). Ara ararauna has been heavily traded.

Species Distribution Map

Ara araruana
Ara araruana

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Blue Fronted Amazon – Species Information

Tags: , . December 22, 2009

Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot

Amazona aestiva

This species has an extremely large range, and, despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations).

There are two subspecies, identified by red (A.a.aestiva) and yellow (A.a.xanthopteryx) on bend of wing, but with a broad range of intergradation.

Species Distribution Map

A.a.aestiva
A.a.aestiva
Psittacus A.a.xanthopteryx
A.a.xanthopteryx

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Chestnut-fronted Macaw – Species Information

Tags: , . December 24, 2009

Chestnut-fronted Macaw

Ara severus

This species has an extremely large range and the population trend appears to be stable.

Species Distribution Map

Ara severus
Ara severus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Congo African Grey – Species Information

Tags: . December 20, 2009

Psittacus erithacus erithacus

There are two strongly differentiated subspecies, Congo African Grey (P.e. erithacus) from Central Africa, and Timneh African Grey (P.e. timneh), darker and with upper mandible dark red tinged black, from West Africa.

This species is listed as Near Threatened because a recent analysis suggests that up to 21% of the global population may be harvested annually (during 1994-2003, over 359,000 wild-caught individuals were reportedly exported from range states). In combination with the rate of ongoing habitat loss, the species is therefore suspected to be declining moderately rapidly.

Species Distribution Map

Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.erithacus
Psittacus e.erithacus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: NT (near threatened)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

 

 

“I bought a baby Congo African Grey from Priam 2 weeks ago and am amazed at what a wonderful, steady bird he is. I’ve had a female CAG for 13 years and although she is fairly outgoing, she is nervous about new things. Due to his steady nature, the Priam baby is already a confident member of my flock of (now) 8 companion parrots, eats anything put in front of him and accepts toys and new experiences without batting an eyelid. He was obviously raised, fledged and weaned with care and respect and it shows. He will even chase my 12 year old male Amazon (also a wonderful Priam bird)! If you are considering a companion parrot, you just can’t go past a Priam bird.” .. Michelle

 

“Billy is one of my African Grey parrots who turned 2 years old in July this year.    We purchased Billy from Priam when he was almost one year old.    Billy was handraised by Priam and was by then established in an aviary setting.

We picked Billy up at Brisbane Airport and brought him home.   He instantly stepped up and was astoundingly bright and cheery after his flight.   It quickly became clear that he was unlike any of my other Grey Parrots who were somewhat slower to accept new surroundings, toys, cages etc.

Billy was confident in all situations, a fantastic strong flyer and according to our avian vet, an extremely sound and healthy bird in all respects.   He is the only bird in my collection of five that has been noted to have perfect bone structure.   It is quite common for vets to see African Greys with skeletal abnormalities.

Billy astounded us with his confidence, agility, personality and vocalizations.   He is an excellent flyer, with strong muscles and excellent feather condition.   He loves all fresh fruit and vegetables and is fed Harrisons organic pellets, which we also source from Priam.

I have a facebook page called Five Grey Parrots where you can see photographs of Billy.  He is a fabulous looking cock bird and we hope that one day he might choose to pair up with one of our girls.  In the meantime, he is a very loved and adored companion and a wonderful flock member.

We can’t thank the Priam team enough for the wonderful work they do.   The birds are abundantly weaned, well socialised and above all, they know they are birds … able to accept new situations, changes to their environment, interact with their own kind and have trust in their human providers. 

I would recommend a Priam bird without question!” .. Ann

Double Yellow-headed Amazon – Species Information

Tags: . December 24, 2009


Amazona oratrix

Also known as the Yellow-headed Amazon and Yellow-headed parrot, this is one of the largest of the amazons.  Listed as a species Amazona oratrix, by IUCN.

It is also variously divided into subspecies A.oratrix oratrix (including A.o.magna from the Gulf slope of Mexico), A.o. belizensis, A.o.hondurensis, A.o.tresmariae and A.o.guatemalensis (provisional).

Amazona oratrix has undergone a dramatic population decline, judged at 90% since the mid-1970s, to 7,000 birds in 1994.  Numbers continue to decline primarily due to habitat loss and nest poaching for the wild bird trade.

Species Distribution Map

Amazona ochrocephala oratrix
Amazona oratrix

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

2010 IUCN Red List Category: EN (endangered)

CITES Appendix I

ARKive Yellow-headed Parrot

Wikipedia – Amazona oratrix

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Gang Gang – Species Information

Callocephalon fimbriatum

This species has a large range, and there is some evidence of population increase.

Species Distribution Map

Callocephalon fimbriatum
Callocephalon fimbriatum

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Glossy Black Cockatoo – Species Information

Glossy Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami

This species has a very large range, and despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations).

There are three poorly differentiated subspecies:  Subspecies erebus is found in east-central Queensland.  It may number c.5,000 birds, and range and abundance are probably increasing.  Subspecies lathami has a patchy distribution in Queensland, Victoria, and King Island, Bass Strait.  Its population of c.12,000 individuals is declining very slowly, and its range is contracting though its extent of occurrence is stable.  Subspecies halmaturinus is now restricted to Kangaroo Island and numbers 70 breeding pairs.  It is increasing due to conservation management.

Species Distribution Map

C.I.Lathami
C.I.Lathami
C.I.Erebus
C.I.Erebus
C.I.Halmaturinus
C.I.Halmaturinus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (Least Concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Green-cheeked Amazon – Species Information

Green Cheeked Amazon

Amazona viridigenalis

Also known as the Red-crowned Amazon, the combination of high levels of exploitation for the cagebird trade, long-term habitat loss and reduced density estimates indicates that this species is declining very rapidly.

Species Distribution Map

Amazona viridigenalis
Amazona viridigenalis

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: EN (endangered)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Green-winged Macaw – Species Information

Green-winged Macaw

Ara chloropterus

Also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, this species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 8,100,000 km².

Species Distribution Map

Ara chloropterus
Ara chloropterus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps