Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail (Prioniturus flavicans) - Birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 10 March 2015

    - Prioniturus flavicans

    Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail


    Of 37 cm.. length.

    Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail

    The head of the Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail (Prioniturus flavicans) is bright green, brighter around the base of the beak and Lords. The front of the Crown is green, rest of bright blue with red spot in the Centre of the Crown. Ochre yellow mantle, well-defined from the blue of the nape of the neck to the Green wings and back; Back and rump Green. Green wing, with vane internos oscuras a las plumas de vuelo y azules a las primarias más largas. Green the Underwing coverts, the primary dark bottom marked in blue.

    Yellowish green underparts, Yellow ochre in the chest. Upper, las plumas exteriores de la cola de color verde con puntas negras y turquesa sobre los vane externos de las plumas exteriores; below, the dark tail, bañada de azul en los bordes de los vane inner; Blackish spatulas.

    Bone colored beak; dark brown iris; grey legs.

    Female less blue, without the red dot on the Crown, mantle and underparts, greener and snowshoe, (Central tail feathers a fine extension, almost in the form of hair that ends with a way more oval shaped racket ), shorter.

    Young without snowshoes.

    • Sound of the Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail.

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    Found in the primary forest usually below the 1,000 m. But times may vary up to the 1.900 m. They are also observed in trees in cultivated areas.


    Little more is known of their habits.


    The birds feed on the ground, among the plants of lowland and Hill forests, flocking often in fruit trees. They eat slowly along with other frugivorous birds.


    Are distributed in the North of Sulawesi, Indonesia and on the Islands around, including BANGKA, Lembeh and Togian. The species also, possibly, It is distributed in groups of Islands Sangir and Banggai. Although its population may be declining due to habitat loss and trade in birds, It is not considered threatened and is still, relatively, common in the reserve Dumoga-Bone. It overlaps, Although it is less common, with the Golden-mantled Racquet-tail.

    • Current red list category of the UICN: Near threatened

    • Population trend: Decreasing

    The population has been estimated in the order of 45.000 individuals (Walker and Cahill 2000).

    Is suspected that this species has decreased recently to a pace moderately faster, due to the continuing loss of forests.

    Proposed conservation actions:

      – Evaluate the threats to this species. Calculate loss of forests in the lowlands of the North of Sulawesi.
      – Investigate the level of dependency of the forest habitats of the species.
      – Protect effectively important tracts of forest right in key places, both in the areas of strict protection areas of multiple use.
    In captivity:

    Not found in captivity.

    Alternative names:

    - Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Yellow-breasted Racket-tail, Red Spotted Racket-tailed Parrot, Red-spotted Racket-tailed Parrot, Red-spotted Racquet-tail, Red-spotted Racquet-tail Parrot, Red-spotted Racquet-tailed Parrot, Yellowish breasted Racquet tail, Yellowish-breasted Racket-tail, Yellowish-breasted Racket-tailed Pa, Yellowish-breasted Racquet Tail, Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail, Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tailed P (ingles).
    - Palette de Cassin, Perroquet à raquette de Cassin (francés).
    - Flaggenschwanzpapagei, Flaggen-Schwanzpapagei (alemán).
    - Prioniturus flavicans (portugués).
    - Lorito momoto Amarillento, Lorito Momoto Amarillo, Lorito-momoto Amarillento (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Genus: Prioniturus
    - Nombre científico: Prioniturus flavicans
    - Citation: Cassin, 1853
    - Protónimo: Prioniturus flavicans


    Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail (Prioniturus flavicans)


    – Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
    – Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


    (1) – By © Simon van der Meulen – Oriental Bird Images
    (2) – «Prioniturus flavicans» poor John Gould[1]. Available under the public domain license via Wikimedia Commons.

    Sounds: Mike Nelson (Xeno-canto)

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