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SPECIES INFO

Jardine's Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi). also known as the Red-fronted Parrot, is an parrot endemic across wide areas of Africa. It is medium sized, abut 28 cm (11 in) long. There are three subspecies, which are predominantly green. Orange on the top of its head, top of its legs, and angle of its wings vary depending of the subspecies.

Taxonomy

There are three subspecies:

  • P. g. gulielmi, black wings
  • P. g. fantiensis, smaller size
  • P. g. massaicus, less orange

Breeding

The Jardine's Parrot nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually three or four in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 27 days and the chicks leave the nest about 80 days after hatching.

Gallery

Two eggs in a nest box

Male leaving the nest box

Female 6-year-old Lesser Jardine's Parrot, Poicephalus gulielmi fantiensis.





                                     



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