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African Species

Below is a list of all the African Parrots, their common name if there is one and the scientific name.  Some comments are also provided.  To read more information on any specific one, click on the links provided.

Common American Name
if any or other comments
Species Name
Grey Psittacus erithacus
  African Grey - Congo Grey - Red Tail (CAG) P. e. erithacus
Timneh Grey (TAG) P. e. timneh
Poicephalus African Parrots
What are the similarities and differences in the Poicephalus Species.  Click here for more information.
Brown-Head Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
  P. c. cryptoxanthus
P. c. tanganyikae
Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus
  Cape P. r.
Grey-Headed Parrot (was part of Capes Family) Poicephalus fusciollis
  Brown-Necked P. f. fusciollis
Grey-Headed P. f. suahelicus
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Poicephalus gulielmi
  Black Wing P. g. gulielmi
Greater P. g. massaicus
Lessor - Most common P. g. fantiensis
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
  P. m. meyeri
P. m. saturatus
P. m. matschiei
P. m. transvaalensis
P. m. reichenowi
P. m. damarensis
Red-Bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris
  P. r. rufiventris
P. r. pallidus
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus
  P. s. senegalus
P.s. versteri
P. s. mesotypus
Rüppell's Parrot- rarely found in captivity Poicephalus rueppelli
Niam-Niam Parrot - not known in captivity Poicephalus crassus
Yellow-Faced Parrot - not found in captivity Poicephalus flavifrons
Vasa Parrot Coracopsis
Greater Vasa C. vasa
Lesser Vasa or Black Parrot C. nigra
Love Birds Agapornis
  Grey-headed A. canus
Red-faced A. pullarius
Black-winged A. taranta
Black-collared A. swindernianus
Peach-faced A. roseicollis
Fischer's AA. fischeri
Yellow-collared A. personatus
Nyasa A. lilianae
Black-cheeked A. nigrigenis
Ring Necks Psittacula krameri
  From West African P. k. krameri
From East African P. k. parvirostris
From Pakistan & N. India P. k. borealis
From India to SriLanka P. k. manillensis

For more detailed information on each species, click on the provided link.

Visual Sexing Senegals
Please visit our Senegal page on the Visual Sexing of Senegals and take our short Senegal Survey.

Visual Sexing Greys
Have fun visually sexing African Greys.

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