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Parrot, Grey-headed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Poicephalus fuscicollis
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Global, Limpopo Province, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally scarce but patchily common (del Hoyo et al. 1997). ...
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The Cape Parrot is a short-tailed moderately large bird with a very large beak used to crack all sorts of hard nuts and fruit kernels, especially those of African yellowwood trees Podocarpus spp.. This contrasts with closely the related savanna species (Poicephalus fuscicollis) which feeds on and a wide variety of tropical woodland trees such as Marula, Commiphora spp. and Terminalia spp. These species are sexually dimorphic, with females typically sporting an orange frontal patch on the forehead. Juveniles also show a larger orange - pink patch on the forehead but lack the red on shoulders and legs of adults.[ 2] These plumage characteristics vary among individuals and among the three recognized forms.[ 3] ...
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