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Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in birds. I am so sorry for the loss of your Senegal. I would like to help you figure out what this bird was. Can you tell me if the muted colors were shades of gray, green, or brown?
I'm sorry for the delay. I lost my internet connection for awhile. Not all experts are set up for phone calls - I am not. Knowing the color would have helped me figure out what species this was. However, I am reasonably certain it was in the Poicephalus genus. The Senegal is also in that genus. The other species of Poicephalus often kept as pets include the brown-headed parrot, red-bellied parrot, and Meyer's parrot. All are small, quieter birds, known for their friendliness. However, being tame and talking are things that have to be taught. I have attached a photo of the brown-headed because it sounds most like what you saw with muted colors.
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Well, the only one smaller is the Meyer's parrot, but they often have quite a bit of green. I've attached a photo. . There are other species - many of them - but the others are rare. I wonder if you may have seen a parrotlet or other smaller bird. They come in many different colors. I've attached a photo of some.
I'm sorry, but I don't think I will be able to figure this out. There are over 350 species of birds in the parrot family. Markings vary a great deal within a species. I will opt out of your question, which opens it to other experts. Perhaps one of them will be able to help.
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