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The Timneh grey parrot (Psittacus timneh), also known as the Timneh parrot or Timneh African grey parrot, is the smaller of the African Grey Parrot species. The name Timneh describes an area in Western Africa around Sierra Leone, called the Timneh Country. African Grey Parrots are recognised in two distinct subspecies: the Congo African grey (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) and the Timneh African grey (Psittacus erithacus timneh). Timneh African Grey Parrots are a dark charcoal grey with a pinkish or horn-coloured upper mandible (beak) and a dark maroon coloured tail. Timneh greys are a noticeably deeper shade of grey then the Congo. The feathers on its head, back and upper chest are a darker grey, and a distinct "V" shape of dark feathers lay over a lighter shade of grey on the abdomen. The origins of the Timneh African Grey Parrot are concentrated in the western coastal regions of Guinea, Ghana and the Ivory Coast of Africa. The birds typically inhabit dense forest.
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