Woudpapegaai, Grootpapegaai [Afrikaans]; Isikhwenene
isiKhwenene [Zulu]; Hokwe (generic term for parrot) [Tsonga];
Kaapse papegaai [Dutch]; Perroquet robuste [French]; Kappapagei [German];
It feeds exclusively on fruit, mainly foraging in the early morning and late afternoon. It nests in pre-existing tree holes, especially in Podocarpus (Yellowwood).
The female lays 2-5 eggs, which are incubated by by the female only, for 28-30 days. The chicks stay in the nest for 55-79 days, after which they may remain with their parents for about one year.
Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG (eds) 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.