These addicted wild parrots are terrozing the poppy farmers of India.
Laughter is truly the universal language - not just among humans, but also apparently among parrots.
Cockatoos, previously found to be adept at using tools, have now shown that they have the intelligence to make good economic choices involving tool use, as indicated by recent experiments.
A study suggests that birds have significantly more neurons in their small brains than primates’ brains and other mammals.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.
A pack of rats recently killed 14 orange-bellied parrots housed at a captive breeding facility in Tasmania. These birds are part of a national recovery program working to replenish the species' dwindling population.
An innovative use of tool-making was recently observed in a captive population of greater vasa parrots. It turns out these resourceful birds make tools to grind seashells into nutritious calcium powder.
Researchers recently discovered the true potential of Goffin cockatoo's cognitive capabilities. When presented with two choices, only one of which earned a reward, the birds successfully learned to "choose wisely."
Parrots have long been hailed as the best imitators in the avian world. Capable of not only imitating tunes and chimes, but human speech as well, the parrot can appear deceptively intelligent. Now researchers have identified some key differences in parrot brain structure that sets them apart from other birds, explaining for their incredible talent.
The Tasmanian swift parrot is reportedly facing severe population decline. Now researchers are estimating that the iconic green parrot only has about 16 years left to make a comeback, or it's all over for the tiny birds.
After a rare blue parrot named Presley, who supposedly inspired the film "Rio," died outside São Paulo, Brazil last week, there is only one wild-born Spix's macaw left in the world.