Niam-Niam parrot

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Niam-Niam parrot
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Psittacini
Genus: Poicephalus
Species: P. crassus
Binomial name
Poicephalus crassus
(Sharpe, 1884)

The Niam-Niam parrot (Poicephalus crassus) is a parrot nearly endemic to the Central African Republic. It is a mostly green parrot with a brown head and a red iris. It lives in woodlands and is not known in captivity. The Niam-Niam parrot is relatively unstudied and very little is known about this elusive bird.


Both male and female sexes look alike. Head plumage is mainly brown while the neck is of olive and yellow color. Mostly olive/brown breast color. Along with green underwing feathers and dull green tail plumage. This bird also has a black and grey colored upper beak and a tan colored lower beak. It has a yellow eye.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This parrot has a range extending across the central portion of the Central African Republic and into portions of neighboring South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Chad.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Poicephalus crassus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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