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Telling Senegal Parrots Apart

Postby Michael » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:32 pm

A short video about how I tell my Senegal apart from one that is temporarily boarding. For those with multiple similar birds, how do you tell yours apart?

http://ParrotWizard.com/Videos?v=8435Q9rpkO4
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Re: Telling Senegal Parrots Apart

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:54 am

The only parrots I have that look similar are the two yellownape amazons but it's easy to tell them apart because one is a male and the other a female -the male is slightly larger/chunkier, with a flatter and bigger head and a thicker neck and, besides, the yellow spots on the back of their necks are different so it doesn't matter in what position they are standing, I can tell which is which. But I think it's mostly a matter of familiarity -you know, the way a mother can tell identical twins apart even though nobody else can. No individual of any of the monomorphic species is truly and completely identical to another so it's all a matter of observing them and making a mental note of the subtle differences, the way Mariana did with the female Sennies. I have three black cats and one that looks all black unless you are able to see the round white spot [thus, his name 'Moono' because of the 'full moon' spot] he has under his chin but I can tell which one is which even from afar -my husband can't though... he needs to get close and look at the cat carefully to figure out which one it is.
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Re: Telling Senegal Parrots Apart

Postby Navre » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:40 am

Some birds look so similar, but Senegals are one breed that seem to vary quite a bit from bird to bird.

Amazons seem highly variable. We have had such a wide variety of blue fronts, they don't even seem like the same species. I can tell all the amazons apart pretty easily.

When we had 4 goffins, I would never have been able to tell them apart.
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Re: Telling Senegal Parrots Apart

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:22 pm

I am sure you would have if the birds had been yours.
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