The African Orange-Bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris rufiventris) is a small to medium-sized bird. It is also called the African Red-Bellied Parrot.
The African Orange-Bellied Parrot is mostly green and grey, with green on its lower parts and grey on its upper parts. Males have a bright orange belly and females have a green belly. It has green feathers on the upper parts of its black legs. It has orange-red eyes and dark-grey beaks.
It measures 23 centimetres (9 inches) tall.
The African Orange-Bellied Parrot is native to Kenya and Tanzania. It prefers dry country areas.
It is usually seen in pairs.
It nests in tree cavities. Females lay about three white eggs, which hatch after about 28 days. The chicks leave the nest about 63 days after hatching.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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