French: Perroquet de Meyer German: Goldbugpapagei Spanish: Lorito de Meyer
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. meyeri
(Cretzschmar, 1827) – NE Cameroon E through S Chad and N Central African Republic to S Sudan, W Ethiopia and Eritrea.
P. m. saturatus
Sharpe, 1901 – S South Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya S to E DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi and NW Tanzania.
P. m. matschiei
Neumann, 1898 – E Angola to SE DRCongo, W & C Tanzania, N Zambia and N Malawi.
P. m. reichenowi
Neumann, 1898 – W Angola.
P. m. damarensis
Neumann, 1898 – S Angola, N Namibia and NW Botswana.
P. m. transvaalensis
Neumann, 1899 – S Zambia and NW Mozambique S through E Botswana and Zimbabwe to N South Africa (N & W Limpopo).
21–25 cm; 100–165 g. Head, back, wings and tail dull brown, belly and rump green or turquoise, underparts washed yellow; variable amount of yellow on flanks,... read more
Calls are high-pitched, predominantly upslurred and underslurred, piercing, short whistles such as... read more
Wide range of open woodland and riparian habitats, with obligate proximity to water in Angola and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of large riverine trees such as Afzelia quanzensis, Melia volkensii and Ficus sycomorus; seen excavating... read more
Apr–Oct in Ethiopia, and similarly extended, patchily Feb–Dec in E Africa; nests with young in Jan in Sudan; May–Sept in... read more
Resident, although local movement or nomadism occurs, Botswana and South Africa.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common, NE Central African Republic, where present (breeding) and common in Manovo-Gounda-St Floris and Bamingui-Bangoran... read more
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