Genetic analysis supports elevating Cape Parrot to new species

12 agosto 2015

In support of previous research, the Cape Parrot should be elevated to the species level, scientists report. The Cape Parrot is currently considered a Poicephalus robustus sub-species, along with P. r. fuscicollis and P. r. suahelicus, but based on morphological, ecological, and behavioral assessments, this report suggests that the Cape Parrot should be a distinct species.