AnAge entry for Psittacus erithacus

Classification (HAGRID: 02134)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Psittacus
Species
Psittacus erithacus
Common name
African grey parrot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
49.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There are claims of animals living 73 and 93 years [0575]. The most reliable longevity record, however, is a specimen that was still alive after 49.7 years [0669]. In captivity, these animals have been known to breed from about 5 years of age [0979].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
333 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.128 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 177608
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 57247
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