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Timneh African Grey – Species Information from Priam Parrot Breeding Centre

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