The Brown-headed Parrot, a native to the African continent, finds its home in a variety of habitats, ranging from coastal forests to woodland savannas. This adaptability speaks volumes about its resilience and the diverse ecological niches it occupies. Observing these parrots in their natural environment offers... Read more »
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