French: Perroquet à calotte rouge German: Kongopapagei Spanish: Lorito frentirrojo
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. fantiensis
Neumann, 1908 – Liberia E to Ghana.
P. g. gulielmi
(Jardine, 1849) – SE Nigeria and S Cameroon S to N Angola (Malanje) and E to E DRCongo and SW Uganda.
P. g. massaicus
G. A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 – W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.
26–30 cm; 255–300 g. Green on head, underparts and rump, with forehead, crown, thighs and leading edge of wing orange red, back and wings brownish black edged... read more
Commonest call is a steeply upslurred, almost whistled, squeal, “kweet!”. Also utters various... read more
Primary lowland rain forest, secondary forest, shade trees in coffee plantations, and adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds (e.g. from Spathodea pods), various palm fruits including oil-palm (Elaeis guineensis), large grains, pods of ... read more
Evidence in W Africa feeble: members of a pair at hole in dead tree in Jul, Ivory Coast, were possibly breeding; young on wing in May,... read more
Resident, but at one site in Central African Republic large flocks noted several times a year, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Rare to fairly common, W Africa, with few records, Ivory Coast, although 35 seen adjacent to Maraoué National Park. Present in Kakum... read more
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