Red-fronted Parrot

The Red-fronted Parrot , also known as the Jardine's Parrot, is a medium-sized mainly green parrot endemic across wide areas of Africa. It has three subspecies. The extent and shade of the red or orange plumage on its head, thighs, and bend of wings vary depending on the subspecies.

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The Red-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 Red-fronted Parrot is 28 cm (11 in) long. It is mostly green and has a short black squarish tail. Black feathers on the head, neck, back, and wings have lighter green edges giving a scalloped appearance. The lower mandible is dark grey and the upper mandible has a horn coloured base and a dark grey tip. The irises are red-orange, the eyerings are pinkish-grey, and the legs are grey-brown. More

The red-fronted parrot appears to have several distinct distributions (5). P. g. fantiensis occurs from Liberia east to Ghana, P. g. gulielmi from southeast Nigeria and southern Cameroon, south to Cabinda (northern Angola) and east to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, and P. g. massaicus in the highlands of parts of Kenya and Tanzania (2) (3) (5). View a distribution map for this species at UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. More

A fact from Red-fronted Parrot appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 25 September 2009 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know ... that the first Red-fronted Parrot to be scientifically identified was named Congo Jack?" Wikipedia Contents - * 1 Requested move * 1. More

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The Red-fronted Parrot (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) is an insular species with a wide distribution in the South Pacific from the tropis of New Caledonia down to some subantarctic islands. Adult male Red-fronted Parrots are about 27-30cm long; females are slightly smaller. When feeding in trees and shrubs, the Red-fronted Parrot is extremely difficult to detect; its green plumage blends perfectly with the foliage. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Poicephalus
Species : gulielmi
Authority : (Jardine, 1849)