Parrots found in Africa or on nearby islands

Our complete list of African Parrots that can be found either in Africa or the surrounding islands. This parrots of Africa species list includes links to pages that go into much more detail about each African parrot specie.

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Parrots found in …

Americas (New World)Africa (and nearby islands) – please scroll downNew ZealandAustraliaMelanesia (islands north / northeast of Australia) … Asia

African Grey Parrot – Psittacus erythacus
Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)

Abessinian Parrots aka Red-bellied Parrots or Red-breasted Parrots (Poicephalus)

Abyssinian Ringnecks aka Abyssinian Parakeets (Psittacula krameri parvirostris)

African Greys / Grey Parrots (Congo Greys, Timnehs, etc)

African Ringnecks aka Rose-ringed Parakeets, African Ringnecked Parakeets

Broad-billed Parrots – (islands in the Indean Ocean off the coast of Africa)

Brown-headed Parakeets: Please go to Society Kakariki (extinct parrot from New Zealand)) and/or Poicephalus

Brown-necked Parrots (Cape Parrots)

Cape Parrots aka Tori Parrots aka Brown-necked Parrots (Poicephalus robustus robustus)

Echo or Mauritius Parakeets (Echo or Eques) – Island off the coast of Africa

Greater Vasa Parrots or Vasa Parrots (Coracopsis) – Islands in Indian Ocean (near Africa)

Grey Parrots


Mascarene Parrots (Mascarinus mascarinus) – Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa

Masked Lovebirds aka Yellow-collared Lovebird or Eye-ring Lovebirds (Agapornis personatus)

Mauritius Parakeets aka Mauritius Ring-necked Parakeets (Echo) (Psittacula krameri echo / eques echo) – Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa

Peachface Lovebirds

Meyer’s Parrots (Poicephalus meyeri meyeri)

Newton’s Parakeets (Psittacula exsul) – EXTINCT – previously found on an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa

Niam-Niam Parrots (Poicephalus crassus aka Poicephalus cryptoxanthus crassus)


Red-bellied or Red-breasted Parrots: Please go to Conures (Americas) or Abessinian Parrots (Africa)

Ring-neck Parrots / Parakeets aka Ringnecks

African subspecies: African-ringnecked Parakeet (P. krameri krameri): Abyssinian-ringnecked (P. krameri parvirostris)

Asian subspecies: Indian-ringnecked Parakeet (P. krameri manillensis); Boreal or Neumann’s ringnecked Parakeet (P. krameri borealis).

Rodriguez Ring-necked Parakeets (Newton’s Parakeets) – EXTINCT – Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa

Rodriguez Parrots – Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa

Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri krameri aka Palaeornis docilis) – Central Africa and Asia

Rüppell’s Parrots, Ruppel’s or Rueppel’s Parrots (Poicephalus rueppellii)

Senegal Parrots (Poicephalus senegalus senegalus)

Vasa or Greater Vasa Parrots (Coracopsis) – Islands in Indian Ocean (near Africa)

Yellow-vented Parrots (Senegal Parrots)

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