Cape Parrots (Poicephalus robustus) Of South Africa

The Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) or Levaillant’s Parrot is a large, temperate forest dwelling Poicephalus parrot endemic to South Africa. It has 2 subspecies which may be considered distinct species, the savanna dwelling Brown-necked Parrot (ssp. fuscicollis) and Grey-headed Parrot (ssp. suahelicus).One of the most endangered parrots species in the world, the Cape Parrot can be seen in a few places with the help of local guides.

Cape Parrot

You will have to look closely to find the green shading that represents their natural habitat.

Cape Parrot Range

I was lucky enough to see them in 2009.  I wrote an article for my main website, Feathered and Free.  The Magoebaskloof region in the Limpopo region which is an easy half day’s drive from Johannesburg.  I will be going into greater detail on this area later.

Let’s learn more about them with this video.  I found it originally on this article about Cape Parrots which has lots of information and more videos.