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Meyer's Parrot

Poicephalus meyeri (Cretzschmar, 1827)

The Meyer's Parrot (Poicephalus meyeri) is a small (about 21 cm, 90-130g), 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 on the head and wings and intensity of turquoise markings on the abdomen and rump. The name commemorates the German ornithologist Bernhard Meyer. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittacidae
Genus:
  Poicephalus

Scientific:
  Poicephalus meyeri

Citation:
  (Cretzschmar, 1827)

Reference:
  AtlasReis.nord.Afr.Vog.[Ruppell](1826) p.18 pl.11

Protonym:
  Psittacus Meyeri

Avibase ID:
  0ECD9D5834601AA4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0ECD9D58

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177614

Geographic range:

  • Poicephalus meyeri meyeri: northeastern Cameroon to southern Chad, southern Sudan (and South Sudan?), western Ethiopia, and Eritrea
  • Poicephalus meyeri saturatus: northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Poicephalus meyeri matschiei: SE Democratic Republic of the Congo to Tanzania, e Angola, n Zambia and n Malawi
  • Poicephalus meyeri reichenowi: W Angola
  • Poicephalus meyeri damarensis: Extreme s Angola to n Namibia and n-central Botswana
  • Poicephalus meyeri transvaalensis: S Zambia to n Mozambique, e Botswana and n South Africa
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English:
Meyer's Parrot
Czech:
papoušek žlutotemenný
German:
Goldbugpapagei
Danish:
Meyers Papegøje
Spanish:
Lorito de Meyer
Finnish:
afrikankaija
French:
Perroquet de Meyer
Icelandic:
Brúnpáfi
Italian:
Pappagallo di Meyer
Japanese:
murakumoinko
Japanese:
ムラクモインコ
Dutch:
Meyers Papegaai
Norwegian:
Gulissepapegøye
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gulissepapegøye
Polish:
afrykanka zlotoplama
Portuguese:
Papagaio de Meyer
Russian:
Мейеров длиннокрылый попугай
Slovak:
papagáj hnedý
Swedish:
stäppapegoja
Ukrainian:
Папуга-довгокрил жовтоплечий
Chinese:
褐鹦鹉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Bosveldpapegaai
Catalan: Lloro de Meyer
Czech: Papoušek Meyeruv, papoušek žlutotemenný
Danish: Meyers Papegøje
German: Goldbugpapagei, Goldbug-Papagei
English: Brown Parrot, Meyer's Parrot
English (IOC): Meyer's Parrot
English (Kenya): Meyer's Parrot
Spanish: Lorito de Meyer
Spanish (Spain): Lorito de Meyer
Spanish (HBW): Meyer's Parrot
Estonian: väike-moorapapagoi
Finnish: Afrikankaija
French: Perroquet brun, Perroquet de Meyer, Youyou de Meyer
Hungarian: Meyer aranyosvállú papagája
Icelandic: Brúnpáfi
Italian: Pappagallo di Meyer
Japanese: murakumoinko
Japanese: ムラクモインコ
Scientific: Poicephalus meyeri, Poicephalus meyeri meyeri, Psittacus Meyeri
Lithuanian: Geltonpetė ilgasparnė papūga
Dutch: Meyer-papegaai, Meyers Papegaai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gulissepapegøye
Norwegian: Gulissepapegøye, Meyerpapegøye
Sotho, Northern: Papalagae
Polish: afrykanka zlotoplama, afrykanka złotoplama
Portuguese: Papagaio de Meyer, Papagaio-de-meyer
Russian: Мейеров длиннокрылый попугай
Slovak: papagáj hnedý, Papagáj olivovohnedý
Shona: Gwere
Serbian: Mejerov papagaj
Swedish: Meyers papegoja, Stäppapegoja
Swahili: Kwao Utosi-njano
Tsonga: Hokwe
Ukrainian: Папуга-довгокрил жовтоплечий
Chinese: 褐鹦鹉, 麦耶氏鹦鹉
Chinese (Traditional): 棕鸚鵡

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