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Meet the Flock

Great Billed Parrots

Great Billed parrots are one of the rarest of parrot genera. The scientific name is Tanygnathus. We were fortunate to acquire a pair in 2003 that originally were purchased from June Dinger of Florida. Our pair Waldo and June were quite young, but definitely bonded when they came to us. While we were preparing an aviary for them they lived with us in a spare room and are pictured here. Like most Great Bills they are rather stand-offish, a little like the male Eclectus. We have only had three chicks.