August 23, 2015 – Jardine’s Parrot, Red-fronted Parrot, Congo Red-crowned Parrot, or William’s Fig Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi)

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These parrots are found in western, central, and eastern Africa, in several distinct zones. They eat seeds, fruit, such as oil palm fruits, flowers, and some insects. Some birds may travel up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) in a day in search of food. They are often seen in groups of about ten birds, but may gather in larger flocks while foraging or roosting. Nesting in cavities about 40 feet (12 meters) above the ground, females lay between two and four eggs, and incubate them for about a month. There are three recognized subspecies, differing mostly in the amount and color of their red or orange patches.

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