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Uncape Parrot

Vermilion Flycatcher
Umbrella Cockatoo

About the Uncape Parrot

Also known as: Grey-headed Parrot, Brown-necked Parrot

The Uncape Parrot is a species of Poicephalus parrot found in Africa. The Poicephalus family has undergone taxonomic classification changes which has split Poicephalus robustus (the Cape Parrot) from Poicephalus fuscicollis (the Uncape Parrot). Two distinct subspecies of Uncape Parrot exist in most taxonomic classifications: the Brown-necked Parrot and the Grey-headed Parrot.

Both Brown-necked Parrots and Grey-headed Parrots are common in aviculture. They have a life expectancy of about 40 years in captivity and are known for their intelligence, ability to speak, and skill at learning tricks.

Uncape Parrots have a large natural range and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of October 2014.

Details & Stats

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


Poicephalus robustus

International Names

  • 瑞氏灰头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Brunnakket Papegøje (Danish)
  • Bruinnekpapegaai (Dutch)
  • Perroquet à cou brun (French)
  • Graukopfpapagei (German)
  • pappagallo collobruno (Italian)
  • afrykanka brazowogłowa (Polish)
  • Сероголовый коричневошеий попугай (Russian)
  • Brunnackad papegoja (Swedish)