Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus) - HBW 4, p. 416
French: Perroquet youyou
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
1 bird Locality Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 26 sec 4.5
A bird being fed by a Rose-ringed Parakeet Locality Madrid, Spain (ssp senegalus)
Javier Ortas 30 December 2005 6 years ago 31 sec 4.1
A bird in an orange tree, amongst Rose-ringed Parakeets Locality Nianing, Thiès Region, Senegal (ssp senegalus)
Juan Sanabria 31 December 2006 7 years ago 29 sec 4.1
A bird on a tree, looking around in company of Rose-ringed Parakeets Locality Nianing, Thiès Region, Senegal (ssp senegalus)
Juan Sanabria 31 December 2006 7 years ago 39 sec 4.1
A bird resting and preening in a tree Locality Madrid, Spain (ssp senegalus)
Javier Ortas 30 December 2005 6 years ago 30 sec 3.8
A bird feeding in a palm tree Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp senegalus)
Eldert Groenewoud 20 October 2005 6 years ago 22 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 8 photos
Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 8 February 2014 27 weeks ago 3.8
Two birds feeding on fruits
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (ssp senegalus)
Lars Petersson 7 March 2012 27 weeks ago 3.5
Bird in canopy
Locality Farasuto Forest, Kuloro, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 1 April 2013 1 year ago 3.5
An adult bird one of a small resident flock near Gunjur.
Locality Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia
M P Goodey 1 October 2007 3 years ago 3.3
A pair prospecting on the stump of a Rhun palm.
Locality Makasutu Nature Forest, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp senegalus)
Steve Garvie 10 December 2009 4 years ago 2.5
Far on a branch. River Gambia 2008.
Locality River Gambia National Park, Central River Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 22 October 2008 5 weeks ago 2.4