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Meyer's Parrot

From Opus

Photo © by AmestaSerengeti National Park, Tanzania, June, 2016
Photo © by Amesta
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, June, 2016
Poicephalus meyeri

Alternative name: Brown Parrot


[edit] Identification

21–25 cm (8¼-9¾ in)

  • Brown Head, back, wings and tail
  • Green (sometimes turquoise) belly and rump
  • Yellow wash over underparts
  • Yellow thighs

[edit] Distribution

JuvenilePhoto © by volker sthamerRuaha NP, Tanzania, September 2018
Photo © by volker sthamer
Ruaha NP, Tanzania, September 2018

Central and eastern sub-Saharan Africa:
Western Africa: found in Mali, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • P. m. meyeri:
  • P. m. saturatus:
  • P. m. matschiei:
  • South East Democratic Republic of the Congo to Tanzania, eastern Angola, northern Zambia and northern Malawi
  • P. m. reichenowi:
West Angola
  • P. m. damarensis:
  • P. m. transvaalensis:

[edit] Habitat

A wide variety of woodland habitats, including riparian. Always near water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their varied diet consists of fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, and cultivated crops.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
  3. The Beauty of Birds

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