Yellow-fronted Parrot

There are two subspecies:

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The Yellow-fronted 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 Yellow-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons) is endemic in Ethiopia and Eastern Africa. It is a mostly green parrot with a yellow head. It is not common and little is known about this bird. More

The Yellow-fronted Parrot occurs in Ethiopia from approximately 600 to 3,350 meters (2,000-1 1,000 feet) in the western and southeastern highlands, the Rift Valley and the western lowlands in forests and woodlands varying from St. John's wort and hagenia to olive, podocarpus and juniper to fig and acacia. It is an uncommon but regular visitor on the Armed Force Hospital grounds near the old airport in Addis Ababa. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Yellow-fronted Parrot is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

country, the Yellow-fronted Parrot will feed chiefly on seeds, buds and other vegetable matter, using its hooked beak for everything from preening to crushing food to acting like a "third foot" for clambering around in trees. Like all parrots, the Yellow-fronted Parrot has distinctive feet. Of the four toes on each foot, two are pointed forward and two backward, enabling the bird to grip tightly to a perch or to a piece of food. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Poicephalus
Species : flavifrons
Authority : (Rüppell, 1845)