Niam-Niam parrot

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

The Niam-Niam parrot (Poicephalus crassus) is a parrot endemic in Central Africa (Cameroon to SW South Sudan). 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 know about this illusive bird.

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.

Description and Identification[edit]

Both male and female sexes look alike. Head plumage is mainly brown while the neck is a 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.


  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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