French: Inséparable à tête grise German: Grauköpfchen Spanish: Inseparable malgache
J. F. Gmelin
Madagascar and Mauritius
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. canus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – Madagascar except SW.
A. c. ablectaneus
Bangs, 1918 – SW Madagascar from R Mangoky to W side of Anosyenne Mts#R.
13–15 cm; 25–31·5 g. Male has pale grey from head to upper breast; green upperparts, brighter on rump; yellow green underparts; black underwing-coverts.... read more
Varied whistles and squawks, including a subdued Melopsittacus undulatus-like chatter,... read more
Forest edges and clearings, wooded (e.g. Medemia palm) savanna, scrub and degraded forest... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and grass seeds, mainly the latter including commercially grown elephant grass (Panicum maximum) in Seychelles, often eaten... read more
Nov–Dec, Mar in Madagascar; Nov–Apr in Comoros. Nest in tree-hole, usually dead, e.g. Tamarindus, Acacia,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally widespread and common, more so in coastal areas, but now judged uncommon in E (where formerly common) and rare on the High... read more
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