Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Poicephalus - Niam Niam Parrot


Niam-Niam Parrot - Poicephalus Crassus - Least Concern

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.

Description: 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: 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.

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