Parrots (Psittacidae)

Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus) - HBW 4, p. 416

French: Perroquet youyou German: Mohrenkopf Spanish: Lorito Senegalés

Taxonomy: Psittacus Senegalus Linnaeus, 1766, Senegal.
Proposed race mesotypus from E end of range appears indistinguishable from, or only a clinal end of, nominate race. Two subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • senegalus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Gambia and Guinea-Bissau E to S Niger, N Cameroon and SW Chad.
  • versteri Finsch, 1863 - NW Ivory Coast E to SW Nigeria, S of nominate senegalus but N of rain forest belt.