The African Grey Parrot is native to equatorial Africa including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.
They are monogamous breeders which nest in tree cavities and each pair needs its own tree to nest. Both parents take care of their chicks until four of five weeks after they have fledged.
The Timneh Grey Parrot is considered a sub-species of the Grey Parrot. It is endemic to the western parts of the moist Upper Guinean forests and bordering savannas of West Africa from Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and southern Mali.
In 2012 BirdLife International gave the Timeh Parrot full species status based on genetic, morphological, plumage and vocal differences. It was classified as ‘endangered’ in 2016.