Micke Grove Zoo

SJGOV.org - How can we serve you today?

Visit S.J. County Parks & Recreation Website

Hawk-headed Parrot
(Deroptyus accipitrinus)

Habitat: tropical, coastal and savannah forests
Range: Amazon Basin, Northern Brazil, Southeastern Colombia, and Northeastern Peru
Natural Diet: fruit. seeds, nuts, leaf buds

Status In The Wild:
Endangered

Fun Animal Facts
Hawk-headed parrots are uncommon both in the wild and captivity. They get their name from the hawk-like appearance created when they flare their head feathers. As with most parrots, their strong, curved beak aids them when climbing and enables them to crack open the hard outer shell of seeds and thick skin fruit. Like many other parrot species, the hawk-headed parrot is endangered due to deforestation and the pet trade industry.

Click here to adopt an animal and help support the zoo.