Cape Parrot

The Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) or Levaillant's Parrot is a large, temperate forest dwelling Poicephalus parrot endemic to South Africa. It has 2 subspecies which may be considered distinct species, the savanna dwelling Brown-necked Parrot (ssp. fuscicollis) and Grey-headed Parrot (ssp. suahelicus).

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Cape Parrot - Conservation Status
3.1, which uses the Birdlife International checklist, lumps the common and widespread Grey-headed Parrot with Cape Parrots and Brown-necked Parrots, each of which are more narrowly distributed and ... robustus, as Endangered and possible threatened status of the Brown-headed Parrot of West Africa ... There are only about 400 in the wild, and the Cape Parrot Project is trying to save them ...

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