All Different Types Of Blue Parrots


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List of Blue Parrots species to keep as pets , Although green is a dominant color in many parrots, there are still several pet birds with beautiful blue feathers. Blue parrot species range from small to very large and come in powdery light blue and deep indigo. Some of these birds simply have flashy blue markings while others are mostly blue. Here are eight species of blue parrots that you will often find as pet birds.

Blue Parrot Species

Il existe de très nombreuses races de perroquets. Chaque espèce ou race possède ses propres spécificités et caractéristiques

Hyacinth Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. 
Scientific name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (Decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 100 cm (Adult)
Life expectancy: 50 years (In the wild)
Class: Aves
Family: Psittacidae

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

The Blue Macaw, also called Blue and Yellow Macaw or Ara Ararauna, is a large parrot of the genus Macaw easily recognizable by the colors of its plumage. This bird is protected by the Washington Convention and the Ministerial Order of 15 May 1986 listing the protected bird species of French Guiana. 
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Class : Birds
Branch: Chordata
Family: Psittacidae
Order: Psittaciformes

Blue Fronted Amazon

The Blue-fronted Amazon is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. 
Scientific name: Amazona aestiva
Length: 33 – 38 cm Encyclopedia of Life
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Weight: 280 – 510 g
Top classification: Amazon
Rank: Species
Class: Aves

Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet

The Blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet or the Collared Parakeet is a species of large parakeet of Afro-Asian origin now acclimatized to Western Europe. The species is named after the German naturalist Wilhem Heinrich Kramer. 
Family: Psittacidae
Class : Birds
Genre : Psittacula

Lear’s Macaw (Indigo Macaw)

The Lear’s Macaw or Cobalt Macaw belongs to the genus Anodorhynchus, as does the Hyacinth Macaw to which it is very close. The species is named after the British artist, ornithologist and poet Edward Lear.
Scientific name: Anodorhynchus leari
Conservation Status: Endangered Encyclopedia of Life
Class : Birds

Bleu Pacific Parrotlet

The Pacific Parrotlet is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family. 
Scientific name: Forpus coelestis
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Stable) Encyclopedia of Life
Top classification: Forpus
Weight: 26 g (Adult) Encyclopedia of Life
Family: Psittacidae
Order: Psittaciformes

Blue Quaker Parrot 

The Widowed Parakeet, formerly Widowed Parakeet, also known as the Widow Parakeet, The Golden Parakeet, The Monk Parakeet, The Mouse Parakeet, The Quaker Parakeet, or The Young Widow Parakeet, is a species of bird in the order Psittaciformes and family Psittacidae.
Scientific name: Myiopsitta monachus
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Life expectancy: 20 – 30 years (Adult)
Length: 29 cm (Adult)
Weight: 100 g (Adult)
Brood size: 5 – 12
Family: Psittacidae

Bleu Budgerigar

The Wavy Parakeet is a species of bird in the Psittaculidae family. It is the only species of the genus Melopsittacus and the tribe Melopsittacini. 
Life expectancy: 5 – 8 years (In captivity)
Length: 18 cm (Adult, In the wild)

Blue-Headed Pionus

Identification: Blue-headed Pione (Pionus menstruus) is a bird that belongs to the family Psittacidae and the order Psittaciformes.

 

Blue-Crowned Conure

The Blue-headed Conure (Thectocercus acuticaudatus) is a parakeet in the order Psittaciformes and family Psittacidae.

 

Blue-throated macaw

The Blue throated macaw, also known as the Caninde macaw or Wagler’s macaw, is a macaw endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia, known as Los Llanos de Moxos.

 

Blue-headed Racquet-tail

Blue-headed Racquet-tail 27 cm. Pale greyish-yellow bill; entire head and nape light blue extending onto the breast

 

Blue-crowned Racquet tail

Blue crowned Racquet tail(Prioniturus discurus) 27 cm; 86–176 g. Crown to hindneck pale blue

 

Blue-winged Racquet-tail Parrot

Blue-winged Racquet-tail Parrot 28–30 cm, plus racquets of 5–6 cm

 

Blue rumped Parrot

Blue-rumped Parrot 18–19·5 cm. Upper mandible red  (lower duller); head lavender-blue

 

Blue-winged Parrot

Blue-winged Parrot 20–21 cm; 44–61 g. The area between eye and bill, and postocular mark, yellow; dark blue line across the forehead to the front of the eye,

 

Eastern bluebonnet

Eastern bluebonnet or Greater Bluebonnet 28 cm; 74–105 g. Forehead, lores, and face purplish-blue

 

Blue Lorikeet

Blue Lorikeet 18 cm; 31–34 g. Orange bill and legs, white from the line through the eye to ear-coverts down to the breast, otherwise deep purplish-blue

 

Blue-crowned Lorikeet

Blue-crowned Lorikeet 19 cm; 47–52 g. Orange bill, grass-green forehead backed by pale bright purplish-blue

 

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot 12–14·5 cm; 22–35 g. Bright emerald, more yellowish on underparts; bill black; middle of crown blackish blue

Blue-cheeked Amazon

The Dufresne’s Amazon or Blue-cheeked amazon also known as a blue-cheeked parrot (Amazona dufresniana)

 

Blue-naped Parrot

Blue-naped Parrot 31 cm; 148–231 g. Green, brighter on head and rump; bill redmid-crown to nape pale blue; back suffused blue

 

Naretha Bluebonnet

Naretha Bluebonnet 28 cm; 74–105 g. Forehead, lores, and face purplish-blue,head, breast, mantle, back,

 

Where Do Blue Parrots Come From?

Blue parrots live in hottropical climates. Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Guinea host blue parrots, though the catcalls are most crowded in South and Central American homesespecially in Brazil. The Blue- and-unheroic Macaw can be set up in Florida.

The rainforest home of numerous blue parrots is being devastated. The Glaucous Macaw, for illustration, is critically exposed – supposed defunct by some experts – as its terrain in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay was destroyed and inhabited by humans.

How Long Do Blue Parrots Live?

Blue-and-Gold Macaw 70 or 80 years
Blue-crowned Conure 30 years
Blue-Headed Pionus 40 years
Budgerigar 8 years to 20 years
Hyacinth Macaw 60 years
Indian Ringneck Parakeet 20 years 30 years
Lear’s Macaw  30 years to  50 years
Pacific Parrotlet 10 years to 25 years
Quaker Parrot 20 years to  30 years
White-capped Pionus 30 years, possibly longer

Why are parrots colored?

The feathers of parrots protect them from moisture, cold, heat, and dust, and allow them to fly. However, they are fragile and susceptible to attacks by bacteria that break them down. Parrots defend themselves in an amazing way: with their colors! Indeed, unlike other birds, they themselves produce red pigments and do not get them in their food. Their red dyes prevent bacterial attacks, presumably because their molecules are larger and have stronger bonds, thus offering more resistance.

  • Red pigments serve as protection.
  • Parrots almost always live in large groups.
  • The smallest species is the microsite, New Guinea pygmy, an 8 cm parakeet.
  • Most parrots are able to fly fast and far.
  • In the mating season, parrots parade in their sumptuous plumage.
  • The hyacinth macaw, which lives in the tropical forests of South America, is the largest parrot (1 m from beak to tail).
  • Couples often form for life.

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What Makes Parrots Blue

Blue parrots get their color from keratin, which is the protein set up in mortal hair and nails. Keratin sits within the feathers, and the three primary colors set up in feathers blueunheroic, and red reply to sun.

Suppose a pantomimist hastri-color feathers. Keratin forces red and unheroic tones to cancel each other out, and this means the blue feathers come dominant and unmistakable. From deep to pale, the shade of blue depends on how important keratin remains in the pantomimist’s feathers.

How Much Do Blue Parrots Cost?

Blue-and-Gold Macaw $1,500
Blue-crowned Conure $1,000 to $2,000
Blue-Headed Pionus  $1,000 or more
Budgerigar  $40
Hyacinth Macaw $5,000 to $10,000
Indian Ringneck Parakeet $1,500 or more
Lear’s Macaw $3,000
Pacific Parrotlet $300
Quaker Parrot $250
White-capped Pionus $500 to $1,000

 


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