The Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is recognized as Critically Endangered in South Africa, and there are only about 1,000 to 1,500 birds in the wild today, representing the entire global population. Their numbers have decreased historically, and their habitat has been fragmented or lost. This is particularly significant because they are habitat specialists, dependent on Yellowwood (Podocarpus) Afromontane forests for both their food and nest sites.
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