Parrots in the gardens of Mohammedia

By | 25 December 2012

Some feral parrots observed in the gardens and parks of Mohammedia, Morocco:

Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus):

A group of eight Senegal Parrots  is frequently observed since mid-2011 in the gardens of Mohammedia. They probably escaped from captivity, but their numbers implies that they may breed locally. Will they manage to establish a breeding population or not?

Une troupe de huit Youyous du Sénégal (Perroquet youyou) est fréquemment observée depuis mi-2011 dans les jardins de Mohammedia. Ils se sont probablement échappés de captivité, mais leur nombre implique qu’ils se reproduisent peut-être. Parviendront-ils à établir une population reproductrice ou non?

Merci à Karim Laïdi pour l’information et Hakim Alioui pour la photo.

Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis)

What looks like a Rosy-faced Lovebird (Inséparable rosegorge) was photographed at Massaman beach, Mohammedia on 7 April 2015 by Belgian birder Ines Beert. Without a doubt escaped from captivity as in the case of other parrots observed in Morocco.

Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)

A single Eastern Rosella (Perruche omnicolore) was photographed at a park in Mohammedia in July 2015 by Hakim Alioui. Thanks Karim Laïdi for the information.

Senegal Parrots (Poicephalus senegalus - Youyou du Sénégal), Mohammedia, 9 Dec. 2012 (Hakim Alioui)

Senegal Parrots (Poicephalus senegalus), Mohammedia, 9 Dec. 2012 (Hakim Alioui)

Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis – Inséparable rosegorge), Mohammedia, 7 April 2015 (Ines Beert)

Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Mohammedia, 7 April 2015 (Ines Beert)

Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius - Perruche omnicolore), Mohammedia, July 2015 (Hakim Alioui)

Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius), Mohammedia, July 2015 (Hakim Alioui)

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