This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Wirminghaus, J.O., Downs, C.T., Symes, C.T.; Perrin, M. R. 2002. Taxonomic relationships of the subspecies of the Cape parrot Poicephalus robustus (Gmelin). Journal of Natural History 36(3): 361-378.
Poicephalus robustus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was split into P. robustus and P. fuscicollis by Perrin (2005) and Wirminghaus et al. (2002), in the latest of a series of attempts to justify species status for P. robustus robustus, but nothing in this recent review supplies new or at least clear evidence either of the parapatry of the forms robustus and suahelicus or of their use of different habitat (the suite of habitats used by suahelicus is inadequately covered). Therefore this split is not accepted until better evidence is provided.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Poicephalus fuscicollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Species name author||(Kuhl, 1820)|