The Most Expensive Bird in the World
Parrots are one of the Most Expensive Bird in the world not only because of their beautiful and colorful feathers but more importantly, because of their ability to mimic human voice. The Yellow-naped Amazon is a popular species of parrot. Normally green with patches of yellow on the forehead and hindneck, birds of this species are intelligent, playful and capable of mimicking human speech.
Parrots, also known as psittacines are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three families: the Psittacidae (‘true’ parrots), the Cacatuidae (cockatoos) and the Strigopidae (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.
The Yellow-naped Amazon Parrots is the most expensive bird in the world, along with ravens, crows, jays and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets. Trapping wild parrots for the pet trade, as well as hunting, habitat loss and competition from invasive species, has diminished wild populations, with parrots being subjected to more exploitation than any other group of birds. Measures taken to conserve the habitats of some high-profile charismatic species have also protected many of the less charismatic species living in the same ecosystems.
Most expensive bird, like one supposedly purchased by a Kuwaiti for over $300,000 in Saudi Riyals, have been reported. However at $18,000 to $20,000 the Yellow naped Amazon is the Most Expensive Bird available to most bird lovers.