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Red-bellied Parrot – Species Information

Tags: . December 26, 2009

Red-bellied Parrot

Poicephalus rufiventris

This species has a large range and the population trends appear to be stable.  

Species Distribution Map

Poicephalus rufiventris
Poicephalus rufiventris

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Standing Committee recommendation to all Parties to suspend imports of specimens of Poicephalus cryptoxanthus, P. meyeri and P. rufiventris (see Notif 2009/003)

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Senegal Parrot – Photos

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Senegal Parrot – Species Information

Senegal Parrot

Poicephalus senegalus

This species has an extremely large range and the population trend appears to be stable.  This species has been heavily trade; however despite international exports of vast numbers of birds, trade does not appear to have seriously impacted this species overall, with no significant national population declines reported.

This species occurs through the savanna woodland belt of West Africa, undertaking seasonal movements in at least parts of its range, moving into dryer areas during the wet season.  It has two slightly differentiated and one poorly differentiated subspecies.

Species Distribution Map

Poicephalus senegalus
Poicephalus senegalus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Timneh African Grey – Photos

Tags: . December 21, 2009

Timneh African Grey Parrot

Timneh African Grey Parrot

Timneh African Grey Parrot

Timneh African Grey – Species Information

Tags: . December 20, 2009

Timneh African Grey Parrot - Click to Enlarge

Psittacus erithacus timneh

There are two strongly differentiated subspecies, Congo African Grey (P.e. erithacus) from Central Africa, and Timneh African Grey (P.e. timneh), darker and with upper mandible dark red tinged black, from West Africa.

This species is listed as Near Threatened because a recent analysis suggests that up to 21% of the global population may be harvested annually (during 1994-2003, over 359,000 wild-caught individuals were reportedly exported from range states). In combination with the rate of ongoing habitat loss, the species is therefore suspected to be declining moderately rapidly.

Species Distribution Map

Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.erithacus
Psittacus e.erithacus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: NT (near threatened)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps