Large, dark green parrot. Note the red patches on the shoulder and thighs. The head can be pale brown or gray, and the underparts green or blue-green. Found at varied elevations in forest, thick woodland, plantations, and lush savanna. Call is a shriek that is surprisingly high-pitched for such a robust bird. No range overlap with Cape Parrot. Similar to Red-fronted Parrot but has a paler head.