Photo: PoicePhalus Robustus
Subvenuation: Real parrots
Rod: Long -winged parrots
Body length 33-34 cm, tail 9 cm. The main coloring of the green plumage. The head, neck and chest are yellowish-brown, the bottom is bluish-green, the back and wings of the dark olive-green, the edge of the wing and the stain on the forehead are red or brick-orange. Some individuals have a pinkish plaque on the cheeks. Light beak, near -eyed ring black. The iris is dark brown. Gray paws.
Lives in the west, south and southeast of Africa.
Inhabit savannahs, forests, mangroves, fruit gardens, up to a height of 4000 m above sea level. Live mainly in pairs or small groups. The flight maintain contact with a loud scream. They feed on seeds, berries, nuts, flowers, leaves and twigs of trees, sometimes insects.
Nest in hollows of trees. The female lays 2-4 white eggs. Running lasts 26-28 days.Rare.
Unpretentious parrots. They live at home for a long time.
The view includes 3 subspecies:
- PoicePhalus Robustus Fuscicollis (Kuhl, 1820) — The nominal subspecies are smaller. Coloring, mainly like p. r. Suahelicus, but the front of the body is aquamarine. Males almost always lack a strip on the forehead, the female has a red strip, orange or pinkish. Overshooting is shorter than p. r. Suahelicus. Lives in Ghana, that, Gambia, in the south of Senegal.
- PoicePhalus Robustus Robustus (Gmelin, 1788) — nominal subspecies. Body length 33 cm. Lives in the southeast of Africa.
- PoicePhalus Robustus suahelicus reichenow, 1898 — body length up to 34 cm. Looks like a nominal subspecies, but the head and neck are gray. On the cheeks of the red curls of red. The male often does not have a strip on the forehead, the female has a red strip with gray interspersed. The front of the body is green. The supraclows is greater — up to 45 cm. Inhabitant in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, central regions of Tanzania, in the north of Botswana, north of Namibia, southern D. R. Congo.
Other types of genus «Long winged parrots»:
- Brown -headed long -winged parrot
- Red -chested long -winged parrot
- Meiers long -winged parrot
- Nimniam long -winged parrot
- Senegal long -winged parrot
- Yellow -faced long -winged parrot
- Congolese long -winged parrot
- Long -winged Ruppel parrot