Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus)

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Cape parrot perched on branch
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Female cape parrots can be distinguished from the male by their orange-red forehead.
  • While flying the cape parrot lets out a high pitched shriek.
  • The cape parrot is a diurnal species, coming out during the day to feed and drink.
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Cape parrot description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittacidae
GenusPoicephalus (1)

Information on the cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Brown-necked parrot.
French
Perroquet robuste.
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Cape parrot status

The cape parrot is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Cape parrot perched on branch  
Cape parrot perched on branch

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