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Jardine's Parrot  

Also Known As: Red-fronted Parrot, Red-headed Parrot, Red-crowned Parrot, Congo Red-crowned Parrot
 
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During mating the male Jardine's Parrot has been seen swaying, without wing flapping, while perched on the female's back.

Species Profile
Genus:
Poicephalus

Species:
gulielmi

Size: Adult Weight:
28cm (10.9 in) 200-227g (7-8 oz)

Races including nominate:
three: P.g. gulielmi, P.g. fantiensis, P.g. massaicus

Colourization Adult:
P.g. gulielmi: both adults orange/red forecrown, thighs, bend of wing and carpal edge; dark green head and back with scalloping; upper mandible horn in colour tipped with black, lower mandible dark grey. Cere bare. Eye ring bare and pink/white. Eye orange/red. P.g. fantiensis: both adults orange forecrown; paler orange/red thighs, bend of wing, and carpal edge, sometimes orange like forecrown. Smaller in size. P.g. massaicus: both adults as in gulielmi but forehead only orange/red.

Colourization Juvenile:
P.g. gulielmi: red on forecrown absent; black frontal band reaching to lores, forecheeks and under eye; pale grey/green bend of wing and carpal edge; green thighs; upper mandible pink/white tipped with grey. Eye brown.

Call: Calls high-pitched and harsh, made in flight or while perched. Are repeated in quick bursts. Also a longer, whistling note. While feeding quieter whistling sounds emitted. Flocks are loud and contantly babbling.

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Content Sources:

Parrot and Conure World http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.com/parrot-species-comparison-chart.html

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E161.htm&Pic=161_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1498&m=0

ML Media Collection Catalogue 8539, Jardine's Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi, McChesney, Marian, Rift Valley, Kenya, Feb. 23 1956, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.