Parrots (Psittacidae)

Niam-niam Parrot (Poicephalus crassus) - HBW 4, p. 415

French: Perroquet des niam-niam German: Niamniampapagei Spanish: Lorito Niam-niam

Taxonomy: Pionias crassus Sharpe, 1884, Ndoruma, upper Uelle River.
Forms a superspecies with P. meyeri, P. rueppellii and P. cryptoxanthus, and possibly others. Formerly treated as a race of P. cryptoxanthus, to which is morphologically extremely close. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Chad through Central African Republic to extreme SW Sudan and extreme N Zaire.

  • Least Concern
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