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Red-bellied Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: African Orange-bellied Parrot

Poicephalus rufiventris
Photo by volker sthamer
Awash, Ethiopia, September 2010

Identification

9"

Male: orange-red chest
Female:green and grey chest

Distribution

Eastern Africa: found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • P. r. pallidus:
  • P. r. rufiventris:

Habitat

Dry country, bush and woodland, fruit bushes.

Behaviour

Diet

Diet includes the acacia fruit.

Breeding

The average clutch size is three to four eggs. The eggs take an average of 26 days to incubate, hatching a day or two apart.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Animal-World

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