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Taxonomic Split 133348 (Committed on 31-10-2023)

Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh is split from Gray Parrot P. erithacus (Clements 2007:141)

Summary: The Timneh Parrot, a smaller, darker West African version of the familiar Gray Parrot is now considered a distinct species that is highly sought-after as a cagebird and is now rare in its limited range.

eBird/Clements Checklist v2023 (Citation)
Added by donalddavesne on 31 October, 2023 00:58 | Committed by donalddavesne on 31 October, 2023
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This is actually a straightforward split for the wild birds since they are allopatric and only overlap in Côte d'Ivoire.
However, splitting would cause a large number of captive observations to lose their species status.

Posted by donalddavesne 6 months ago

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