Uncape Parrot

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 18 November 2014
Scientific Name
Poicephalus fuscicollis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Poicephalus
  • P. fuscicollis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 21 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


Poicephalus robustus

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 瑞氏灰头鹦鹉
Danish (Dansk) Brunnakket Papegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Bruinnekpapegaai
French (Français) Perroquet à cou brun
German (Deutsch) Graukopfpapagei
Italian (Italiano) pappagallo collobruno
Polish (Polski) afrykanka brazowogłowa
Russian (русский язык) Сероголовый коричневошеий попугай
Swedish (Svenska) Brunnackad papegoja
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