Note the darker brown color of the head, this is the most noticable feature of the Brown-necked Cape. There is also a prominant bib. I am told that the Brown-necked has a turquoise-green color to the body feathers but it does not show in the pictures. In general the Brown-necked is smaller than the Grey-headed but this is a poor indicator as there is a wide variation in weights between individuals. This is especially true with captive birds which tend to be overweight.
Length: 33 cm (13 inches)
Distribution: northern Ghana and Togo to Gambia and southern Senegal, West Africa.
P.r. = Poicephalus robustus (formerly P.r.r. - Poicephalus robustus robustus)
P.f.s. = Poicephalus fuscicollis suahelicus (formerly P.r.s. - Poicephalus robustus suahelicus)
P.f.f. = Poicephalus fuscicollis fuscicollis (formerly P.r.f. - Poicephalus robustus fuscicollis)