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About the Cape Parrot

Also known as: Levaillant's parrot, Brown-necked Parrot, Grey-headed Parrot

The Cape Parrot is a species of parrot endemic to South Africa. This bird was recently split taxonomically from the Uncape Parrot (known as the Brown-necked Parrot or Grey-headed Parrot).

Cape Parrots live in forest habitat in South Africa, where they feed on nuts and fruits. They nest in tree cavities.

The Cape Parrot is considered to be Critically Endangered, though some taxonomies still lump them with the more common Uncape Parrot subspecies, which are not considered threatened or endangered.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 November 2014
Scientific Name Poicephalus robustus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. robustus
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 15 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11.8 to 14.2 inches
8 to 14 ounces

International Names

  • 褐颈鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • papoušek zelenobřichý (Czech)
  • Kappapegøje (Danish)
  • Kaapse Papegaai (Dutch)
  • isoafrikankaija (Finnish)
  • Perroquet du Cap (French)
  • Kappapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo collobruno (Italian)
  • ハネナガインコ (Japanese)
  • Gladiatorpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • afrykanka zielonorzytna (Polish)
  • Капский длиннокрылый попугай (Russian)
  • Lorito Robusto (Spanish)
  • Kappapegoja (Swedish)

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