|Uploaded:||February 26, 2012|
|Updated:||February 27, 2012|
How many of you have always wanted a bird that can be taught how to talk just like a human or close to it? Well, today I will be giving you a lesson on one of my favorite bird species and it's not because they are popular. This parrot is what I call the best all around big parrot breed anyone could, and should own. Up next, I will show you "how to draw an African Grey", step by step. I know almost all of you have seen a picture of these birds before and some of you probably didn't know the species name was until now. I have been doing a little research on what types of birds or parrots are trainable to mimic the human language. To my surprise, the African Grey parrot seems to be the best bird to train to mimic human speech. This is mainly due to their high intelligence, and their capability to be great human companions. History shows that back four thousand years ago, these pretty birds have been kept as pets for Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, the English, and even Portuguese sailors enjoyed the Grey's for their pets. There are two types of African Grey parrots, there is the larger breed called the 'Congo African Grey' which grow to be about a foot or twelve inches. They have light gray feathers, black beaks, and red tails. The other is the 'Timneh Grey parrot', and these birds are smaller in size, have a maroon colored tail, charcoal colored beaks, and light colored mandibles. The one that is in this lesson is the Congo Grey, and I choose this one because it is the prettiest, or at least to me. I think I mentioned before that I love drawing birds, so yo might see a lot more of these tutorials from me in the future. For now, enjoy drawing an African Grey, and be sure to leave a rating, comment or both. I have one more lesson on the way so stay tuned in one last time to see what it is. Peace out people!