Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris) - HBW 4, p. 416

French: Perroquet à ventre rouge German: Rotbauch-Mohrenkopf Spanish: Lorito Ventrirrojo
Other common names: (African) Orange-bellied Parrot

Taxonomy: Pionus rufiventris Rüppell, 1845, Shoa.
Probably belongs in superspecies with P. meyeri, P. rueppellii, P. cryptoxanthus and P. crassus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pallidus van Someren, 1922 - E Ethiopia and Somalia.
  • rufiventris (Rüppell, 1845) - C Ethiopia to N Tanzania.

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