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About the Brown-headed Parrot

The Brown-headed Parrot is mostly green with a grey brown head and yellow under its wings. This last feature give it its Latin name; cryptoxanthus means 'hidden yellow'.

There are three subspecies of this parrot all living in Africa: 1. Poicephalus c. cryptoxanthus lives ranges from South Africa to Southern Mozambique; 2. Poicephalus c. tanganyikae lives from Mozambique to Kenya; 3. Poicephalus c. zanzibaricus lives on Zanzibar and Pemba Island

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 16 November 2007
Scientific Name Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. cryptoxanthus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9 inches
Range East Africa South Africa

International Names

  • 褐头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Papoušek Hnědohlavý (Czech)
  • Niam-Niam Papegøje (Danish)
  • Niam-niampapegaai (Dutch)
  • Kameruninkaija (Finnish)
  • Perroquet à Tête Brune (French)
  • Braunkopfpapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo del Niam-niam (Italian)
  • チャガシラハネナガインコ (Akamechagashirahanenagainko) (Japanese)
  • Brunhodepapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Afrykanka Brunatnoglowa (Polish)
  • Буроголовый длиннокрылый попугай (Russian)
  • Lorito Niam-niam (Spanish)
  • Brunhuvad papegoja (Swedish)

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