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Day #2: First-Ever Footage of Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Feeding in High Canopy…

On the second day of filming and observation the female Cape parrot came much closer… Here is 20 seconds of amazing footage of her calling about 15 feet away from us. We witnessed her close-up on-and-off for an hour and were both shaking when we eventually left the cliff. The reason she had approached so…

First-Ever Footage of Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Feeding in High Canopy…

This 1-minute video clip is the first-ever footage of the Endangered Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) feeding in the high canopy of a yellowwood tree over 40m above the forest floor.

Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Revealed Like Never Before

South Africa’s Cape parrot is among the most endangered parrots on earth with less than 1,000 adults remaining in the wild, and the constant threat of starvation and disease looming… Over the last 350 years we have done a very good job of destroying South Africa’s yellowwood forests, removing millions of millions of large hardwoods…

The iziKhwenene Project: Establishing Local Communities as Forest Custodians to Save the Cape Parrot…

Research in  the 1960s by CJ Skead (Percy FitzPatrick Institute) and the 1990s by Olaf Wirminghaus (University of Natal) demonstrated a close relationship and apparent dependency of Cape parrots on large Macrocarpus and Podocarpus yellowwoods as feeding and nesting sites. Cape parrots have even been recorded drinking dew drops caught in “wizard’s beard” or “Spanish moss” hanging from ancient, emergent…