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Poicephalus meyeri (Meyer's Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

Meyer's parrot or Brown parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) is a smallish (about 21 cm, 90-130g) but stocky African parrot. Meyer's parrots display a dull brown head, back and tail, green or blue-green abdomen, blue rump and bright yellow markings on the carpal joint of the wings. Most subspecies have some yellow on the top of the head as well. Forshaw (1989) recognizes six subspecies of P. meyeri which vary in home range, size and in markings, including the extent of yellow markings to the head and wings and the intensity of turquoise markings on the abdomen and rump. Its name commemorates the German ornithologist Bernhard Meyer.
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Infraspecies

Poicephalus meyeri damarensis (Southern Meyer's parrot)
Poicephalus meyeri matschiei (Zambian Meyer's parrot)
Poicephalus meyeri meyeri (Meyer's parrot)
Poicephalus meyeri reichenowi (Angolan Meyer's parrot)
Poicephalus meyeri saturatus (Ugandan Meyer's parrot)
Poicephalus meyeri transvaalensis (Transvaal Meyer's parrot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
17
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.52267
EDGE Score: 1.87528

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  117 grams
Birth Weight [2]  8.4 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  60 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  3
Fledging [1]  56 days
Incubation [4]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [6]  34 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  8 inches (21 cm)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Senegalia nigrescens (knobthorn)[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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