Psittacus (Poiocephalus) [sic] cryptoxanthus
W. K. H. Peters, 1854,
Thought to form a species-group with P. meyeri, P. rueppellii and P. crassus, and possibly others. In the past considered conspecific with P. crassus. Believed to hybridize with P. meyeri in SE Zimbabwe, although this perhaps not so extensive as once thought: birds with yellow shoulders may be aberrant individuals of present species. Proposed race zanzibaricus (Pemba I and Zanzibar) inseparable from tanganyikae, which itself is sometimes regarded as invalid. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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