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The male of this species has a bright orange/red belly, whereas the female's abdomen is the same brown/grey colouration as the head. This is the reverse of the Ruppell's parrot, another African species, where the female is the more brightly coloured.
|22cm (8.6 in)||113-142g (4-5 oz)|
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BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1503&m=0
Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
ML Media Collection Catalogue 138962, Red-bellied Parrot , Macaulay, Linda, Tanzania, Oct. 14 2002, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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