Brown-headed Parrot

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

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 16 November 2007
Scientific Name
Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. cryptoxanthus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
9 inches

International Names

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