Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi) - HBW 4, p. 414

French: Perroquet à calotte rouge German: Kongopapagei Spanish: Lorito Frentirrojo
Other common names: Red-crowned/Red-headed/Jardine's Parrot

Taxonomy: Pionus gulielmi Jardine, 1849, River Congo.
Forms a parapatric species pair with P. robustus. Birds of Kenya highlands formerly separated as race permistus; nominate race includes doubtful race aubryanus. Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fantiensis Neumann, 1908 - Liberia E to Ghana.
  • gulielmi (Jardine, 1849) - Cameroon S to Cabinda (N Angola) and E to E Zaire and SW Uganda.
  • massaicus (Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) - W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.