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African parrots
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Jardine's Parrot, (Poicephalus gulielmi)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Psittacinae
Genera

Psittacus
Poicephalus

The African parrots of the subfamily Psittacinae consists of Afrotropical parrots; the eight species are found in two genera. Traditionally, the Vasa parrots are also included in this tribe, but that inclusion is not supported by molecular studies. Several of these species have subspecies, including the African Grey Parrot, which has two subspecies. Some are commonly referred to as "Old World parrots". This subgenus together with its sister subfamily, the Arinae, is part of the family Psittacidae.

Taxomony

Genus Psittacus

Genus Poicephalus

Traditionally, the vasa parrots are included in this tribe, but recent molecular studies show that they are within a different family.

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