February 16, 2015



Abbreviations and common terms By Jami Galindo on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:33am

Thanks Wings of Hope.


AG – African Grey Parrot

AG Parakeet – Australian Grass Parakeet

Am – Amazon Parrot

B&G – Blue and Gold Macaw

BG – Blue and Gold Macaw

BGM – Blue and Gold Macaw

BCC – Blue Crowned Conure

BE2 – Bare Eyed Cockatoo

BFA – Blue Fronted Amazon

BHP – Blue Headed Pionus

BP2 – Black Palm Cockato

oBSL – Blue Streak Lory

BTM – Blue Throated Macaw (Caninde)

BWP – Bronze Wing Pionus

Budgie – Budgerigar, the misnamed common pet Parakeet

C2 – Citron Cockatoo

CAG – Congo African Grey

CHC – Cherry Headed ConureCinnamon – A color mutation

CM – Catalina Macaw

CR – Crimson Rosella

D2 – Ducorps Cockatoo

DYHA – Double Yellow Headed Amazon

E2 – Eleanora Cockatoo

ER – Eastern Rosella

FIDS – Feathered Kids

G2 – Goffin’s Cockatoo

GC – Green Cheeked Conure

GCC – Green Cheeked Conure or Gold-Capped Conure

GCP – Grey Cheeked Parakeet

GE – Grand Eclectus

GPC – Greater Palm Cockatoo

GSC – Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

GSC2 – Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

GW – Green Winged Macaw

GWM – Green Winged Macaw

HF – Hand fed (as in baby fed by a human)

HM – Hahn’s Macaw

HMC – Half Moon Conure

HYM – Hyacinth Macaw

IMP – Imported bird

IR – Indian Ringneck

IRN – Indian Ringneck

JC – Jenday Conure

‘Keet – Budgie parakeet

LB – Lovebird

LB2 – Leadbeater Cockatoo (same as MM2)

LCA – Lilac Crowned Amazon

LFA – Lilac Fronted Amazon

Lovey – Lovebird

LSC – Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

LSC2 – Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

LSC ‘Too – Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Lutino – A color mutation

Necropsy – ‘necropsy’ is in animals what an ‘autopsy’ is in humans.

M2 – Moluccan Cockatoo

Monk – Quaker Parakeet

M’Too – Moluccan Cockatoo

MBC – Maroon Bellied Conure (Red Bellied Conure)

MGM – Miligold Macaw

MM – Military Macaw

MM2 – Major Mitchell Cockatoo (same as LB2)

MRHA – Mexican Red Headed Amazon

MSC – Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

MSC2 – Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

NC – Nanday Conure

OWA – Orange Winged Amazon

PA – Panama Amazon

PBFD – stands for Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease and is viral in nature.

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PC – Painted Conure

PDD – Proventricular Dilatation Disease

Pearled – A coloration, such as found in cockatiels

PFC – Peach Fronted Conure

PFLB – Peach Face LovebirdPied – A coloration

RB2 – Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)

RBC – Red Bellied Conure (Maroon Bellied Conure)

RRM – Red Fronted Macaw

RHA – Red Headed Amazon

RLA – Red Lored Amazon

RM – Ruby Macaw

Rosey – Pink Color mutation of Bourke Parakeet

Rosie – Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)

RP – Ringneck Parakeet

RSE – Red Sided Eclectus

RTB2 – Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

RV2 – Red Vented Cockatoo

SC – Sun Conure

SC2 – Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Sennie – Senegal Parrot

SIE – Solomon Island Eclectus

SM – Scarlet Macaw or Severe Macaw

SYH – Single Yellow Head Amazon

T2 – Triton Cockatoo

TAG – Timneh African Grey

‘Tiel – Cockatiel

‘Too – Cockatoo

U2 – Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbie – Umbrella Cockatoo

U’Too – Umbrella Cockatoo

VE – Vosmaeri’s Eclectus

WCA – White Collared Amazon

WCP – White Capped Pionus

WEC – White Eyed Conure

WF – White Faced Cockatiel

WFA – White Fronted Amazon

YCM – Yellow Collared Macaw

YNA – Yellow Naped Amazon

ZB – Zebra Finch



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