French: Perroquet à cou brun German: Graukopfpapagei Spanish: Lorito cuellipardo
no locality [= The Gambia]
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. fuscicollis
(Kuhl, 1820) – patchily from Gambia to EC Nigeria, lower R Congo and Cabinda (N Angola).
P. f. suahelicus
Reichenow, 1898 –
E & CS Angola through Rwanda (one locality in Uganda#R) to EC Tanzania (Nguru Mts), and S to extreme N Botswana and extreme NE South Africa (Limpopo).
30–36 cm; 280–401 g (suahelicus). Differs from formerly conspecific P. robustus by its pale grey head and neck, greyer markings on mantle, wing-coverts and... read more
Commonest call of race suahelicus is a distinctive short somewhat dissonant screech, “... read more
Race suahelicus uses many types of woodland, chiefly well-developed formations such as... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, nuts, berries and nectar. In Zimbabwe most favoured food source is nut of mobola plum (Parinari curatellifolia), widespread... read more
Recorded most months of year in S Africa, with chief period apparently Mar–Apr in Malawi, Mar–Jun and Oct–Nov in Zimbabwe, Apr–Jun in... read more
Some populations or parts of populations resident, with others wandering extensively during dry... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Populations of nominate probably impacted by capture for pet trade, e.g. between 1975 and 2011, more than 9000 wild-caught... read more
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