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Vote For Cape Parrot As SA’s Favourite Bird!

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Click here to Vote for CAPE PARROT as South Africa’s favourite bird!

The green-and gold Cape Parrot is our national parrot and are only found here, yet most South Africans do not even know they exists. Our Cape Parrot is Africa’s most Endangered parrot species with around 1,000 Cape Parrots remaining in the wild. Their fate is forever linked to that of our declining yellowwood forests. The Cape Parrot Project works to save our national parrot by planting our national tree, the yellowwood…

Yellowwood seedlings grown by high school student, Justin Eberhardt, from Stutterheim. (Justin Eberhardt)
Yellowwood seedlings grown by high school student, Justin Eberhardt, from Stutterheim. (Justin Eberhardt)
Yellowwood saplings growing at one of the Cape Parrot Project planting sites along the Amathole Mountains in South Africa, home to the largest-remaining population of Cape parrots in the world... (Steve Boyes)
Yellowwood saplings growing at one of the Cape Parrot Project planting sites along the Amathole Mountains in South Africa, home to the largest-remaining population of Cape parrots in the world… (Steve Boyes)

The Cape Parrot is undoubtedly South Africa’s least-known “favourite bird” with a dedicated following across the globe. This beautiful parrot is uniting local communities in the idea that we can restore our grand yellowwood forests and bring back the 1,000-strong flocks of Cape Parrots. Make a small statement by voting for Africa’s most endangered parrot, the Cape Parrot, in this initiative run by Birdlife South Africa! Go to: http://birdlife.org.za/vote and scroll down to “Cape Parrot”…

Here is a series of recent Cape Parrot photographs by our project photographer, Rodnick Biljon, to share with your friends! Simply stunning! Vote now!

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Comments

  1. Dana Berki
    Connecticut
    December 22, 2014, 6:48 pm

    Please help save the Capes

  2. Rose
    East London
    December 22, 2014, 8:58 am

    they are too beautiful, used to see them from Sunshine Valley Farm on theri way home late afternoons.

  3. Tove Furu
    Norway, South
    December 22, 2014, 6:23 am

    Save this Wonderful birds, we sant them in our fauna for ever.

  4. James Kydd
    South Africa
    December 21, 2014, 3:13 am

    Incredible work being done here by the Cape Parrot Project for an incredible and highly intelligent bird.

  5. Elwin Strachan
    Bloemfontein
    December 20, 2014, 5:37 am

    Cape parrots are my fouvorite

  6. Rory Blake
    South Africa
    December 18, 2014, 5:57 am

    Awsome birds and they need every ounce of of our protection. Keep up the awsome work Steve, this country is indebted to your persaverance and dedication ….

  7. Rory Blake
    South Africa
    December 18, 2014, 5:56 am

    Awsome birds and they need every ounce of of our protection. Keep up the awsome work Steve, this countryis indebted to your persaverance and dedication ….

  8. Biddy White
    Hillcrest Durban SA
    December 18, 2014, 1:50 am

    Always interested in helping out where I can

  9. Ana
    México
    December 17, 2014, 8:27 pm

    Absolutly beauty n amazing parrots!!

  10. bruno potier
    France
    December 17, 2014, 6:01 pm

    splendide petit perroquet

  11. Margie
    Austria
    December 17, 2014, 3:57 pm

    What a beautiful bird, hope to be able to be saved.
    Best regards
    Margie

  12. Paul Smulders
    Pretoria
    December 17, 2014, 10:29 am

    We should do all we can to restore this bird to an unthreatened status!