French: Inséparable d’Abyssinie German: Tarantapapagei Spanish: Inseparable abisinio
Pass of Taranta, Ethiopia
Highlands of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
16 cm; 49–66 g. Bright green with red bill, forehead and eye-ring; tail feathers marked yellow and barred black; flight-feathers and underwing-coverts black. Female... read more
Commonest vocalization a rising disyllabic “ksilee!”. When perched, vocabulary is more extensive,... read more
Chiefly a highland bird, with optimal habitat, based on frequency, juniper-Podocarpus and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds; berries, e.g. junipers (Juniperus); and fruits, e.g. figs (Ficus).
Possibly every month, Mar–Nov. Nest in tree trunk or branch, holes in walls and possibly weavers' nests, lined with vegetation... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Widespread and more frequently seen in 1989 than previously, perhaps owing to a reduction in roadside sales for the pet trade. Present in... read more
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