French: Perroquet à ventre rouge German: Rotbauch-Mohrenkopf Spanish: Lorito ventrirrojo
Other common names:
African Orange-bellied Parrot
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. pallidus
van Someren, 1922 – E Ethiopia and NW & SW Somalia.
P. r. rufiventris
(Rüppell, 1842) – C Ethiopia S to N Tanzania.
25 cm; 120 g. Head, breast, upperparts and tail greyish brown; rump dusky blue; uppertail-coverts bluish green; belly and underwing-coverts orange-red; thighs and vent green... read more
Vocabulary quite extensive and varied (seemingly more so than congenerics), with calls ranging from... read more
Dry country, partial to Commiphora bush with baobabs, lowland Acacia short-grass... read more
Food and feeding
Ficus fruits and Acacia seeds taken, also ripe fruits of Balanites aegyptiaca, also Cordia ovalis and... read more
May–Jun in Ethiopia; Nov, Jan and May in Somalia; possibly Jun–Jul in E Africa, where loosely colonial, a group of six pairs... read more
Generally sedentary, but possibly moves out of NW Somalia in summer, as none seen Jun–Aug,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Uncommon to common, Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia. Fairly common, E Africa, including Tsavo East National Park and Samburu Game Reserve... read more
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