Bird Breeds

Talking Mynah

Where does the Mynah come from? The Mynah is native to Ceylon and India and have even been seen in Indonesia. In India, the Mynah is thought of as sacred. Greater Hill Mynahs and Java Hill Mynahs are the most popular of  the species as they are the best talkers. What does the Mynah look […]

Bird Breeds Parrots

Sun Conure

Where is the Sun Conure from? The Sun Conure’s natural home is Central and South America. Some can be found in Mexico and the West Indies. What does the Sun Conure look like? The Sun Conure is 12 inches long including the tail. The feathers are orange, blue, yellow and green in combinations over their […]

Australian Birds Bird Breeds Parrots

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo

What is the native habitat of the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo? In their native Australia, the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo is plentiful and common. Australians have nicknamed them “Rosie.” They are also called galahs. At present thery are relatively new to America, but popularity is increasing. What does the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo look like? Rosies have beautiful rose-pink breast, a […]

Bird Breeds

Peking Nightingale

The Peking Nightingale a captivating song and will begin singing at the break of dawn as soon as the sun appears. What is the native habitat of the Peking Nightingale? The Peking Nightingale also known as the Japanese Robin, Pekin Robin and Red-billed Leiothrix, but is not actually native to Japan. It is native to […]

Australian Birds Bird Breeds Parrots


Where does the Parakeet come from? The Budgerigar or “Budgie” is native to Australia. It is known as the Parakeet in the U.S. they were named Budgerigar by the Aborigines of Australia. What does the Parakeet look like? Budgies are very small birds weighing approximately 80 gms. Wild Budgies have green bodies with striping patterns […]

Australian Birds Bird Breeds Parrots

Palm Cockatoo

Where is the Palm Cockatoo from? The Palm Cockatoo comes from Australia and New Guinea. It lives mostly in rain forests. What does the Palm Cockatoo look like? The body and head of the Palm Cockatoo is dark grey to black. It’s about 49-68 cm. long and weighs 500-1,000 gms. It is the second largest […]

Bird Breeds Endangered Species Parrots

Moluccan Cockatoo

What is the native habitat of the Moluccan Cockatoo? The Moluccan Cockatoo is a native of Seram and other islands in eastern Indonesia, also known as the Maluccin, Malukel or Spice Islands. It is an endangered species. Captive bred birds are legal with approciate CITES certification. While it cannot be imported to the U.S., the […]

Bird Breeds


Mockingbirds can be found in the United States, Cuba, Mexico, the Antilles, the Galapagos and the Bahamas. They are the state bird of Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. They were popular as caged pets in the 18th and 19th centuries (see Thomas Jeffrson) and are experiencing a revival now. Mockingbirds weigh about 50 grams and […]

Bird Breeds

Messenger (Homing) Pigeons

Pigeons have been domesticated for over 4,000 years. Homing pigeons were first domesticated in what is now Southern Iraq. The first recorded history of pigeons used as carriers came from Egypt. Pigeons are loyal and affectionate and make good companions. Common pigeons we see in the city are actually European Rock Doves. These birds are […]