Cape Parrot

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 November 2014
Scientific Name
Poicephalus robustus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. robustus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • 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
11.8 to 14.2 inches
8 to 14 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 褐颈鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) papoušek zelenobřichý
Danish (Dansk) Kappapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Kaapse Papegaai
Finnish (Suomi) isoafrikankaija
French (Français) Perroquet du Cap
German (Deutsch) Kappapagei
Italian (Italiano) Pappagallo collobruno
Japanese (日本語) ハネナガインコ
Norwegian (Norsk) Gladiatorpapegøye
Polish (Polski) afrykanka zielonorzytna
Russian (русский язык) Капский длиннокрылый попугай
Spanish (Español) Lorito Robusto
Swedish (Svenska) Kappapegoja
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