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


Tribus Psittacini consists of Afrotropical parrots; there are 8 species in 2 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 2 subspecies. Some are commonly referred to as "Old World Parrots". Recent DNA testing has shown a close relationships within the South American parrot species, the Arini.

Tribus Psittacini

Genus Psittacus

  • Psittacus erithacus, African Grey Parrot
    • Psittacus erithacus erithacus, Congo African Grey Parrot (subspecies)
    • Psittacus erithacus timneh, Timneh African Grey Parrot (subspecies)

Genus Poicephalus

Traditionally, the vasa parrots are included in this tribe, but recent molecular studies show that they should be considered a separate tribe.

Genus Coracopsis

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