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Meyer's Parrot

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About the Meyer's Parrot

The Meyer's Parrot is a small parrot that is native to the plateau woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa where it occurs in several woodland types, including miombo, savanna woodlands, wooded grasslands and forests bordering watercourses or agricultural land. They are found in high densities in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 July 2008
Scientific Name Poicephalus meyeri
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. meyeri
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 26 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
8 inches
Range West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa

International Names

  • Papoušek žlutotemenný (Czech)
  • Meyers Papegøje (Danish)
  • Meyer-papegaai (Dutch)
  • Afrikankaija (Finnish)
  • Perroquet de Meyer (French)
  • Goldbugpapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo di Meyer (Italian)
  • ムラクモインコ (Murakumoinko) (Japanese)
  • Gulissepapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Afrykanka Zlotoplama (Polish)
  • Мейеров длиннокрылый попугай (Russian)
  • Lorito de Meyer (Spanish)
  • Meyers Papegoja (Swedish)