Hawk-headed Parrot

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The Hawk-headed Parrot is hailing from the Amazon Rainforest.

The Hawk-headed Parrot possesses elongated neck feathers that can be raised to form an elaborate fan, which greatly increases the bird's apparent size, and is possibly used when threatened. It generally lives in undisturbed forest, feeding in the canopy on fruits. It nests in holes in trees and stumps, laying two to three eggs.

Adult parrots can be particularly ill-tempered, stubborn, unpredictable and strong-willed birds, showing extreme aggression towards humans and other birds housed with them, particularly when in breeding condition. Hawk-headed Parrot, when kept as pets tend to bond with one person and require firm handling and a patient owner, experienced in both bird-keeping and the reading of psittacine body language.

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Hawk-headed Parrot, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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