Some Common Abbreviations

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BGM, B&G - Blue and Gold Macaw
BC or BCC - Blue Crown Conure
BE2 - Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
BFA - Blue Front Amazon
BP2 - Black Palm Cockatoo
BSL - Blue Streak Lory
C2 - Citron Cockatoo
CAG - Congo African Grey
CM - Catalina Macaw
D2 - Ducorps Cockatoo
DYHA - Double Yellow Head Amazon
E2 - Eleanora Cockatoo
FIDS - Feathered Kids
G2 - Goffins Cockatoo
GC, GCC - Green Cheeked Conure
GCC - Gold Capped Conure
GCP - Grey Cheeked Parakeet
GE - Grand Eclectus
GSC2 - Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
GWM - Green Wing Macaw
HM - Hahns Macaw
HMC - Half Moon Conure
HYM - Hyacinth Macaw
'Keet - Parakeet
LB - Lovebird
LCA - Lilac Crowned Amazon
LSC2 - Lessor Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
M2 - Moluccan Cockatoo
MBC - Maroon Belled Conure
MGM - Miligold Macaw
MM - Military Macaw
MM2 - Major Mitchell (Leadbeater) Cockatoo
MRHA - Mexican Red Head Amazon
MSC2 - Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
OWA - Orange Winged Amazon
PC - Painted Conure
PFLB - Peachface Lovebird
RB2 - Rose Breasted Cockatoo
RLA - Red Lored Amazon
RM - Ruby Macaw
RSE - Red Sided Eclectus
RV2 - Red Vented Cockatoo
SIE - Soloman Island Eclectus
SM - Scarlet Macaw
T2 - Triton Cockatoo
TAG - Timneh African Grey
'Tiel - Cockatiel
'Too - Cockatoo
U2, Umbie - Umbrella Cockatoo
VE - Vosmaeri's Eclectus
WFT - White Faced Cockatiel
YCA - Yellow Crown Amazon.
YSA -
Yellow Shoulder Amazon
 
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Dave

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1 pet CAG--1 pet TAG--1 pet YC Macaw--2 pet Quakers--3 prs of breeder greys--not pets
Excellent!!-----Many people will appreciate those abbreviations. Thanks lots--------Dave
 

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Coconut-the albino 'tiel, mango-the peachfaced lovebird, waffles-the parakeet, Lucy and Lulu-Jenday conures, and Cookie-The rescue sun conure
Ahh...it all makes sense now.

Thanks for this.
 
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Peta

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Minzer, its there at the bottom. :eek:

Okay I added it just a minute ago. Just thought I'd get away with it.

SORRY IGGY, (don't wanna be getting on the wrong side of him now do I)

If anyone can see something else that is missing please let me know and I'll get them added. :D
 

Minzer84

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Iggy- YCA
Haha, you can't trick me, I used my "find" function to check for everything with Yellow in it, hehe. Thanks for adding him, you definitely don't want to intentionally make him mad ;) I'm sure Phoebus thanks you as well!
 

indigo

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Serenity & Pix and their kids Jade & Tango (Peachfaced Lovebirds) and Bonnie (Budgie)
Budgies - they are not on the list (and they are parrots, even if teensy ones)
 

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To tell you the truth I had also noticed but I didn't mention because Peta does a great job always, even by adding what she missed before! :D
Thanks both! ;)
 
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Peta

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Do ya know I had forgotten this list was here. Many moons ago whenever the board used to go quiet, I would find things to add, just to keep the board moving along. There are so many things I've added that I haved missed something out off, so please if you find anything then let me know, and I'll put it right.

(peta quickly starts checking the board)

Indigo, I haven't put Budgies on there as they don't usually use initials when talking about them. This list was really meant for new parronts who may get confused when we started using initials. I agree with ya 100% that Budgies are part of the parrot family. :D
 

indigo

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Serenity & Pix and their kids Jade & Tango (Peachfaced Lovebirds) and Bonnie (Budgie)
maybe we can think of a budgie abbreviation then lol .... perhaps just b hehehe
 
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Peta

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maybe we can think of a budgie abbreviation then lol .... perhaps just b hehehe

Hey now your just trying to get me all confused, :D It happens so easily. :confused:;):)
 

indigo

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Serenity & Pix and their kids Jade & Tango (Peachfaced Lovebirds) and Bonnie (Budgie)
LOL .... my budgie(s) have never been really that noisy ... when they have sung songs its been sweet little ones and almost never do(es) they / she really screech
 

SalsasMom

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Salsa = Severe Macaw
Frank = CAG
Izzy = Blue and Gold
THANK YOU SO MUCH, i was getting lost, i need to print this out and hang it on my monitor ;-) much much appreciated from a newbie
 

Pheonix Rising

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21yrs young ;)
Alex ( alexandrine )
irn ( Indian ring neck )
qp ( Quaker parrot )
sunny ( sun conure )
keet ( budgie or other small parakeet )
Linnie ( linolated parakeet )
 

mishykinz

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Blue pacific parrotlet (male) - Bb.
Pineapple Green-cheek conure (female) - Tali.
I totally didn't know what "FIDS" meant, til I read this. :eek:
 

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Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1

What we tend to refer to as parrot acronyms or abbreviations are really take-offs from alphabetic
(Alpha) codes used by ornithological programs. There are, however, inconsistencies in the rules governing the alpha codes; with some lists not including all species.

Many of the acronyms we are familiar with have been shortened from their normal 4-letter designations; while others have been created for convenience of parrot enthusiasts.

The acronyms listed below were compiled from those used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent River Wildlife Research Center; U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory; North American Bird Bander; the American Ornithologists Union; various other authorities and internet news group listings.


‘keet - Budgie parakeet
‘tiel - Cockatiel
‘too - Cockatoo
‘zon – Amazon
AG - African grey
AGP - Australian Grass Parakeet
Alex - Alexandrine Ringneck Parakeet
ARC - Argentina Conure
ARN - African Ringneck
ARUC - Aruba Conure
ASP - Asian Parakeet
AUC - Austral Conure
AZC - Aztec Conure
B & G - Blue and Gold Macaw
BAP - Barred Parakeet
BBC - Brown-Backed Conure
BBP - Brown-Backed Parrotlet
BBPA - Black-Billed Parrot
BC - Blue-Crowned Conure
BC2 - Black Cockatoo
BCC - Blue-Crowned Conure
BCL - Black-Capped Lory
BCMA - Blue-Crowned Meal Amazon
BE - Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
BE ’too - Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
BE2 - Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
BEC - Brown-Eared Conure
BEP - Black-Eared Parrotlet
BFA - Blue-Fronted Amazon
BFP - Blue-Fronted Parrotlet
BFPA - Blue-Fronted Parrotlet
BG - Blue and Gold Macaw
BGM - Blue and Gold Macaw
BHC - Black-headed Caique
BHEP - Blue-headed Pionus
BHOP - Brown-Hooded Parrot
BHP - Blue-headed Pionus
BL - Black Lory
BLCC - Black-Capped Conure
BLM - Blue-Masked Lovebird
BLTC - Black-Tailed Conure
BLTC - Blue-Throated Conure
BLWC - Blue-Winged Conure
BLWP - Blue-Winged Parrotlet
BM - Buffon’s Macaw
Bourkie – Bourke’s parakeet
BP - Brotogeris Parakeet
BP2 - Black-Palm Cockatoo
BRBC - Brown-Breasted Conure
BRP - Brown-Rumped Parrotlet
BRTC - Brown-Throated Conure
BSL - Blue-Streak Lory
BTC - Black-Tailed Conure
BTM - Blue-Throated Macaw
BTPA - Brown-Throated Parakeet
BUDG – Budgerigar
Budgie – Budgerigar
Buffy - Buffon’s Macaw
BWC - Blaze Winged Conure
BWL - Black–Wing Lory
BWP - Bronze-Wing Pionus
BWPI - Bronze-Wing Pionus
C2 - Citron Cockatoo
CAC - Caribbean Conure
CAG – Congo African Grey
CAP - Caribbean Parakeet
CAPA - Carolina Parakeet
CHC - Cherry-Headed Conure
CHL - Chattering Lory
CM – Catalina Macaw
Connie – Conure
CP - Celestial Parrotlet
CPAK - Cuban Parakeet (Conure)
CPAT - Cuban Parrot
CR - Crimson Rosella
CUC -Cuban Conure
D2 – Ducorps’ Cockatoo
DC - Dusky Conure
DHC - Dusky-headed Conure
DL - Dusky Lory
DP - Dusky Pionus
DPI - Dusky Pionus
DYH - Double Yellow-headed Amazon
E2 – Eleanora Cockatoo
EFP - Edward’s Fig Parrot
Ekkie – Eclectus


See continuations in parts 2 & 3
 
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weco

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Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 2

This is a continuation from Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1


What we tend to refer to as parrot acronyms or abbreviations are really take-offs from alphabetic (Alpha) codes used by ornithological programs. There are, however, inconsistencies in the rules governing the alpha codes; with some lists not including all species.

Many of the acronyms we are familiar with have been shortened from their normal 4-letter designations; while others have been created for convenience of parrot enthusiasts.

The acronyms listed below were compiled from those used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent River Wildlife Research Center; U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory; North American Bird Bander; the American Ornithologists Union; various other authorities and internet news group listings.


ER - Eastern Rosella
FC - Finsch’s Conure
FSC - Fiery Shouldered Conure
FWC - Flame-Winged Conure
G2 - Goffin’s Cockatoo
GC - Green-Cheeked Conure
GCA - Green-Cheeked Amazon (see Red-crowned Parrot)
GCC - Gold-Capped Conure
GCC - Green-Cheeked Conure
GCP - Grey-Cheeked Parakeet
GE - Grand Eclectus
GG2 - Gang-Gang Cockatoo
GOC - Golden Conure
GOCC - Gold-Capped Conure
GP – Greater Palm Cockatoo
GP - Greater Patagonian Conure
GPC - Greater Patagonian Conure
GREP - Green Parakeet (conure)
GRP - Green-rumped Parrotlet
GRUP - Green-rumped Parrotlet
GSC - Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
GSC ‘too - Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
GSC2 - Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
GW - Green-winged Macaw
GWM - Green-winged Macaw
HC - Hispaniolan Conure
HH - Hawk-Headed Parrot
HHP - Hawk-Headed Parrot
HM - Hahn’s Macaw
HMC - Half-Moon Conure
HP - Hispaniolan Parrot
Hy - Hyacinth Macaw
HYM – Hyacinth Macaw
IL - Iris Lorikeet
IM - Illiger’s Macaw
IMP - Imperial Amazon
IR - Indian Ringneck
IRN - Indian Ringneck
IRP - Indian Ringneck
JC – Jenday Conure
LB – Lovebird
LB2 - Ledbetter’s Cockatoo
LC2 - Little corella cockatoo
LCA - Lilac Crowned Amazon
LCP - Lilac-Crowned Parrot (Amazon)
LFA - Lilac-Fronted Amazon
Linnie - Lineolated parakeet
LM - Lear’s Macaw
Lorie – Lorikeet
Lovey – Love Bird
LP - Lesser Patagonian Conure
LPC - Lesser Patagonian Conure
LSC - Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
LSC2 - Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
LSCC - Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
LSC’too - Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
M’Too - Moluccan Cockatoo
M2 - Moluccan Cockatoo
MA - Mealy Amazon
Mac – Macaw
MaxP - Maximillian Pionus
MBC - Maroon-Bellied Conure
MC - Mitered Conure
MEA - Mealy Amazon
MEXP - Mexican Parrotlet
MFC - Maroon-Faced Conure
MFP - Maroon-Fronted Parrot
MGM - Miligold Macaw
MM - Military Macaw
MM2 - Major Mitchell Cockatoo
MOP - Monk Parakeet
MP - Monk Parakeet
MPI - Maximillian Pionus
MRHA - Mexican Red Head Amazon
MRHA - Mexican Red-headed Amazon (see Red-crowned Parrot)
MSC - Medium Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
MSC2 - Medium Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
MTC - Maroon-Tailed Conure
MXM - Mexican Green Macaw
MXP - Maximillian Pionus
Nan - Nanday Conure
NC - Nanday Conure
NSC - Nansun Conure
OCPA - Orange-Chinned Parakeet
OFPA - Orange-fronted Parakeet
OL - Ornate Lory
OTPA - Olive-Throated Parakeet (Conure)
OWA - Orange-winged Amazon
P2 - Palm cockatoo
PA - Panama Amazon
PACP - Pacific Parakeet (Conure)
PAIP - Painted Parakeet (Conure)
Patti - Patagonian Conure
PC - Painted Conure
PFC - Peach-fronted Conure
PFLB - Peach-face Lovebird
PGC - Pineapple Green Cheek Conure
PGCC - Pineapple Green Cheek Conure
Pi – Pionus


See continuation in part 3
 
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