Yellow-fronted Parrot / Poicephalus flavifrons

Yellow-fronted Parrot / Poicephalus flavifrons

Yellow-fronted Parrot

SCI Name:  Poicephalus flavifrons
Protonym:  Pionus flavifrons Systemat.Uebers.Vog.N.-O.-Afr. p.81 pl.31
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yefpar4
Type Locality:  Shoa.
Publish Year:  1842
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Senegal Parrot P. senegalus) Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head; "POICEPHALUS, Sw.  Wings very long, reaching to the end of the tail; the first quill scarcely shorter than the second; the inner web of the first three primaries suddenly narrowed beyond the middle, and then obliquely truncated at the tip. Tail very short, even; the feathers broad, truncate, but the shafts prolonged into mucronate points.  Tropics of the Old World only; representing Palæornis.   Senegalensis. Le Vail. pl. 116.  Geoffroyi. Ib. 112.  melanocephalus. Ib. 133.  pileatus. Ib. 133.  Barrabandi. Ib. 134.  aureus. Le Vaill. pl. 138.  Swinderianus. Lear. Psitt. pl. 42.  torquata. Ib. 40.  taranta. Ib. 39." (Swainson 1837); "Poicephalus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 301. Type, by subsequent designation, P. senegalensis (L.) Swainson = Psittacus senegalus Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 224).
Var. Paeocephalus, Phaeocephalus, Piocephalus, Poeocephalus (Gr. ποια poia grass), Poiecephalus, Poiocephalus (Gr. πολιος polios  grey).
Synon. Eupsittacus, Micropsittacus, Notopsittacus.

Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.

L. flavus  yellow, golden-yellow; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “Carpintero vientre roxo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 255 (Melanerpes).
● ex "Barbu à Front d'Or" of Levaillant 1806 (Psilopogon).
● ex “Yellow-fronted Warbler” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Vermivora chrysoptera).
● ex “Yellow-fronted Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Zosterops).
● ex “Yellow-fronted Honey-sucker” of Pennant 1773, and “Yellow-fronted Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (unident.).