parrots with moustaches

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Thankyou all for participating in this.
All together there are 1,203 birds in the count.

Below, they are seperated into species and sub-species in descending order.

348 Budgies

224 Cockatiels 

216 Chickens

- 18 Rhode Island reds
- 6 Silky
- 2 Black Sumatra
- 4 American Bantams
- 3 Belgian Bearded D'Uccle Bantams
- 1 Buckeye
- 2 Buff Orphingtons
- 1 Brahma
- 2 Marans
- 1 Isa Brown
- 1 Sussex
- 6 Isa Brown/Sussex mix
- 1 Golden Laced Wyndotte
- 165 Other

99 Conures
- 69 Green Cheeked  
- 10 Sun 
- 3 Blue Crowned 
- 1 Lilac Crowned 
- 6 Nanday
- 3 Jenday
- 1 Red Throated
- 3 Yellow Sided
- 1 Nanday/Sun Hybrid
- 1 Peach-Fronted

41 Finch
- 11 Society,
- 24 Zebra,
- 2 Green Singer,
- 1 Gouldian,
- 4 Other

40 Lovebirds
- 18 Peachface
- 1 Black Masked
- 8 Fischer
- 13 Other

38 dove
- 17 Diamond
- 13 Ringneck
- 7 Other 

26 Indian Ringnecks      

24 African Greys 
- 16 Congo
- 4 Timneh
- 4 Other

21 Quail
- 20 Button 
- 1 Chinese Dwarf

18 parrotlet

11 Quaker

11 Canaries

10 Amazon

- 1 Orange winged
- 1 Red Crowned
- 1 White Fronted
- 1 Red Lored
- 4 Blue Fronted
- 1 Yellow Naped
- 1 Other

8 Pigeons
- 2 Fancy 
- 2 Mixed breed
- 1 Rock 
- 1 Classic Old Frill
- 3 Other 

8 Cockatoos
- 1 Sulphur Crested
- 1 Lesser Sulphur Crested
- 1 Blue Eyed
- 2 Goffins
- 2 Umbrella
- 1 Moluccan
- 1 Other 

6 Sengal

6 Macaw

- 2 Hahns
- 2 Severe
- 2 Blue & Gold
- 1 Other

5 Ducks
- 1 Muscovy
- 4 Other

5 Meyers Parrot

4 Canary-wing Parakeet

4 Caique

- 1 Black Beaded
- 1 White Bellied
- 2 Other 

4 Bourke Parrots

3 Guinea Fowl

3 Rainbow Lorikeet

3 Eclectus

3 Kakariki

4 Poinus
- 2 Blue Headed
- 1 Bronze winged 
- 1 White Capped Maxamillion Poinus mix

2 Jardine Parrots 

2 Moustache Parakeet 

2 Lineolated parakeets

1 Indian Ringneck/Moustache Parrrot Hybrid

1 Red-bellied parrot

1 Pheasant

1 port Lincoln parrot

*Disclaimer*
Some reblogs and tags were deemed invalid as there wasn’t enough information including breeds or types of birds for me to add your information to the count.

[Image: A moustache parakeet with a blue legband stands on a counter looking at the camera. She has a rose chest, light green bird pants, darker green wings and a teal face. She has two black lines visible on her face, one running between her eyes and one going from her beak to the side of her head giving the impression of a large moustache.]

Currently in for re-home is Teako the moustache parakeet.

Wow she was so beautiful. My camera didn’t do her justice, because the green fade to blue on her head and face was just so gorgeous.

Teako’s really skiddish but I spent some time with her after she was dropped off. She’s pretty timid and was not entirely pleased with her new situation. However she was quite willing to step up for me once she was out of her cage. 

She would only step up and only outside the cage. Anything else and she would be screaming and nipping. Though, she was surprisingly gentle even so. She preferred to bop you hard with the front of her beak and if pushed she’d bite, but without any real pressure behind it.

Since we had to get her out of her travel cage and into her big cage right at the start (the person surrendering her was taking the travel carrier with them), I learned first hand how she defends herself and she gives so many warnings before she gets serious. 

Though when I was able and had the time to sit with her and offer my company she was willing to step up without a fuss. I respected her when she indicated I pushed a boundary but we spent a good portion of the afternoon with her sitting on my arm leaning against my chest.

The others were skeptical of her behaviour. But I know with gentle handling and a quiet setting she will really thrive.

I hope Teako finds a new home and soon. She’s such an amazing little one.

Smashing, My Dear Poppet

A look into my flock: Introducing baby Nigel!

Species: Moustached Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri)

Born: March 28, 2016

Likes: Chewing, learning new phrases, bathing, going out in the rain, FOOD, kisses, treats, only being loud when daddy is trying to sleep, pushing his brother off the cage, staring blankly, pooping, autumn weather, watching TV, car rides, scaring people out the window, laughing.

Hates: Petting, large shadows, not getting any of your food, the thermostat, sudden movements.

Named after the one and only Nigel Thornberry, this little guy is spunky and unpredictable (in a good way). He’s a thinker, constantly studying his surroundings and learning new things. Although he generally stays silent most of the day, this little guy has some booming vocals when he uses them, and can even say a few phrases. He’s a very sweet bird with an interesting personality balance between calm and anxious.