Cape Parrot

The Cape Parrot is the largest parrot of the African genus Poicephalus. It is a short-tailed medium-sized bird with an oversized beak used to crack all sorts of hard nuts, especially those of yellow pine , and various palms. The species is sexually dimorphic, with females sporting the bright orange frontal patch on the forehead.

The Cape Parrot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is the largest of the Poicephalus parrots. Contents - * 1 Classification * 2 Aviculture * 3 Conservation status * 4 External links Classification - The Cape Parrot is the largest parrot of the African genus Poicephalus. More

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Cape Parrots Poicephalus robustus were first identified in 1788 by Gmelin in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. They have incorrectly or in specific regions been called: Brown-necked Parrots, Levaillant's Parrot, Amatola Parrot, Angola Parrot, Pirie Parrot, Green Parrot, Knysna Parrot, Redcrowned Parrot, Redshouldered Parrot, and Kaapse Papegaai or Knysna-papegaai (in Afrikaans). More

* Cape Parrot Conservation * Poicephalus Parrots * Cape Parrot * Staff * Cape Parrot Links * Cape Parrot Chat The Conservation and Protection of Endangered Species (C.A.P.E.S) facility is a boutique parrot stud located 75km outside of Cape Town, on the beautiful Cape Peninsula, South Africa. C.A.P.E.S. More

Cape Parrot Page - Poicephalus Robustus Suahelicus and Fusicollis - Devoted to Cape Parrot Informaion This site is dedicated to our baby Thor (the Thunderbird). We hope to gather as much information about Cape Parrots as possible, especially Capes in captivity. There is very little information available about Cape Parrots. They are quite rare both in the wild and in captivity. Very few were imported prior to the The Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA) of 1992 import ban. More

Cape Parrots are the largest of the African genus Poicephalus. The species is sexually dimorphic. The adult male loses the bright orange frontal patch on the forehead while the female does not. Cape parrots are medium sized birds with a robust physique and huge beaks to crack all sorts of nuts. They especially love almonds and pine nuts. These birds are charming and very affectionate. They LOVE to be turned upside down, tickled and kissed. These birds can be great talkers and make wonderful pets. More

The Cape Parrot is South Africa’s only endemic parrot, and there is a high probability that they will disappear before most South African even knew about them. Over the last 50–100 years, a combination of habitat loss, disease, direct persecution and illegal capture has decimated the global population to between 1,000 and 1,500 (Downs 2009). More

Cape ParrotThe Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus robustus) is also known as Tori Parrot or Brown-necked Parrot. More

Steve Boyes > Cape Parrot In Trouble Parrot Blogger - Steve Boyes = – About Steve – Steve Boyes is a field researcher in Botswana doing work on the ecology and conservation biology of the Meyer's Parrot. More

observations, Cape Parrots have been divided and renamed. Now, in U.S. aviculture, a Cape Parrot is really either a Brown-necked Parrot or a Grey-headed Parrot. (Some breeders use the common names Brown-necked Cape Parrot and Grey-headed Cape Parrot to provide some continuity.) The remaining bird that retains the common name Cape Parrot is severely endangered and is native to a very small range in South Africa. It is estimated that only 200 – 400 individuals remain in nature. More

The Cape Parrot is the nominate of the species (Poicephalus robustus). Although the species is listed by IUCN as having a large range, (P.r. robustus) has probably always been rare. Add to that the destruction and degradation of forest habitats, shooting of birds near agricultural areas and trapping for the wild bird trade as further reasons for the decline of the Cape Parrot. More

Cape Parrots are the largest members of the African genus Poicephalus, which also includes Senegal, Meyer's, Jardine's, Rueppell's, Red-bellied, Yellow-faced, Brown-headed, and Niam Niam Parrots. Recently, the species has been reclassified. In the past Cape Parrots consisted of one species, Poicephalus robustus, with three subspecies, P.r. robustus, P.r. suahelicus, and P.r. fuscicollis. Now, officially, P.r. robustus is a separate species, P. robustus, the South African Cape Parrot. The two subspecies of Capes that are present in U.S. aviculture are P. More

I don't have a Cape Parrot but I have been fascinated by that species. To me, a cape parrot looks like what a parrot SHOULD look like. They just have that "parrot" look. Two well-known people that breed Cape parrots are Jean Pattison and Eb Cravens. I think Jean may have coined the term "un-capes". She really likes them and has written that they are her favorite species Eb came for a visit in Seattle many years ago and we stopped by some Cape breeders. More

Although restricted to forests, the Cape Parrot is a food nomadic and moves between forest patches. It is active for several hours after dawn and before sunset, usually circling over the forest and calling loudly. The flock size varies from singletons to groups of 5-6 birds. The Cape Parrot lives and finds peace and security in the forests of Stutterheim The Cape Parrot is a monogamous; the bird finds and breeds with one partner for the rest of its life. More

increasing numbers of Cape Parrots, particularly this year. This is positive but I think we cannot get complacent because of the patchy distribution of the parrots and their dependence on yellowwood forests. I think this year I may have over counted birds, particularly in the Creighton area as birds were seen leaving forests and were later observed in large flocks feeding in pecan orchards. Although I checked times of departure and arrival I could not always identify whether they were the same parrots. More

Training a Cape Parrot at a Workshop in Portugal When I would tell people I was going to Europe, so many people lit up when I said Portugal was on the itinerary. I had no idea what to expect, having never been. Well I have learned why people love Portugal so much; beautiful beaches, fabulous food and incredibly friendly people. I presented two days of parrot training workshops. The first day was for parrot owners near the city of Lisbon. More

After completing work on the Cape Parrot, I worked on a study of the closely related Greyheaded Parrot (P. fuscicollis suahelicus), a woodland specialist with a wider distribution, from northern South Africa to south Central Africa. In many respects, it is quite similar to its afromontane cousin, facing threats of habitat destruction, persecution and capture for the illegal pet trade. Since the days of studying members of the Poicephalus robustus complex, I have travelled to numerous other parrot locations. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Poicephalus
Species : robustus
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)