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The Senegal parrot (Poicephalus senegalus) makes migrations within west Africa, according to the availability of the fruit, seeds and blossoms which make up its diet. There are three subspecies that differ only in the colour of the vest – Senegalus, yellow; mesotypus. orange; versteri, deep orange/red. It is considered a farm pest in Africa, often feeding on maize or millet. The v-shape of the vest is usually longer in females, extending down between the legs, whereas the males vest ends midway down the chest. Senegal Parrots can be found singly, in pairs and in small flocks of ten to twenty parrots.
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