Mindoro Racquet-tail
Prioniturus mindorensis

Mindoro Racquet-tail

Mindoro Racquet-tail

Description:

27 cms length.

Mindoro Racquet-tail

The Mindoro Racquet-tail (Prioniturus mindorensis) They are closely related to the Blue-crowned Racquet-tail but it is distinguished by the patch crown in the mindorensis It is blue with a slight violet hue and clearly defined against the forecrown green; the peak is larger and racquets are never as long as adult specimens discurus.

-similar female to female Blue-crowned Racquet-tail, but often with violet traces in the patch crown.

Formerly he considered conspecific (belonging to the same species) with the Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (Prioniturus discurus).

Habitat:

They can be found in moist lowland forests, most recently being observed records, in groups of birds visiting the IBA Siburan.

Reproduction:

No information about their reproductive behavior.

Food:

Surely it feeds their congeners fruits, berries, nuts and seeds.

Distribution:

Extending its range (breeding / resident): 12.100 km2

Endemic of the Mindoro Island in Philippines.

Conservation:

Justification of the red list category: Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999 specimens.

The population trend: In decline.

Justification of the red list category

This newly divided species is listed as Vulnerable it is believed to have a small town, which infers that is in decline due to the continuous pressure of capture and loss of habitat.

Justification of the population

The population size of this species has not been formally quantified, but it is estimated preliminarily that has less than 10.000 mature individuals. Therefore, placed in the band 2.500-9.999 mature individuals, which it is supposed equivalent to a total population of 3.750-14.999 individuals, round here 3.500-15.000 approximately. It is presumed that all mature individuals form a single subpopulation.

Justification trend

It is inferred that the population of the species is continuous decrease due to the constant pressure capture and habitat loss (Juniper and Parr 1998).

Threats

Little information is available about threats to this species, but it is believed that the continuous capture for pet trade and the continuous loss of habitat through agricultural expansion, timber harvesting and development are causing a negative population trend.

Conservation actions

Conservation actions underway

No specific conservation actions for this species are known, although suitable habitat is officially protected.

Conservation Actions Proposed

Surveys to quantify the population.
Study the habitat needs of the species.
Assess the level of threat of capture pressure.
Using remote sensing techniques to track the change in land use in Mindoro.
Carry out awareness activities to reduce trapping activities.

Lorito momoto of Mindoro in captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (mindorensis), Mindoro Racket-tail, Mindoro Racquet-tail (English).
Palette à couronne bleue (mindorensis), Palette de Mindoro (French).
Mindoro-Spatelschwanzpapagei (German).
Prioniturus mindorensis (Portuguese).
Lorito momoto de Mindoro (Spanish).

Joseph Beal Steere
Joseph Beal Steere

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus mindorensis
Citation: Steere, 1890
Protonimo: Prioniturus mindorensis


Mindoro Racquet-tail (Prioniturus mindorensis)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Mindoro Racquet-tail Prioniturus mindorensis (Young bird with no racquets) in Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park, Mindoro, Philippines by Djop Tabaranza Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1405853.
(2) – Mindoro Racquet-tail (Prioniturus mindorensis) – https://www.hbw.com/species/mindoro-racquet-tail-prioniturus-mindorensis

Sounds: Desmond Allen, XC79225. accessible www.xeno-canto.org/79225.

Mindanao Racquet-tail
Prioniturus waterstradti

Description

Mindanao Racquet-tail

27 cm.. length between 120 and 160 g. of weight.

The Mindanao Racquet-tail (Prioniturus waterstradti) has the head bright green, with broadcasting slightly more blue-green in the cheeks, the lores and front of the crown. Duller green mantle; olive rump with different shades. The Green wings, with vane Dark internal to the flight feather, narrow marginalized yellow on the edges Interior; carpal edge yellow, wing feathers green; underside of primaries with blue dye.

The underparts brighter yellowish green, more yellow in undertail-coverts. Upper, the tail green, with side feathers blackish tip; undertail, the tail bluish; Blackish spatulas

Bill light grey; Brown irises; legs Blackish grey.

Females with extensions of tail more short.

  • Sound of the Mindanao Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto de Mindanao.mp3]

Subspecies:

  • Prioniturus waterstradti malindangensis

    (Mearns, 1909) – Both adults, the color blue in the forecrown and the area under the eyes, paler; less Brown at the back.

  • Prioniturus waterstradti waterstradti

    (Rothschild, 1904) – The nominal

Habitat:

It is distributed in montane moist forest, mainly between 850 and 2000 m, but have been recorded at altitudes of 450 m. Little is known about the habits of this species, that until recently was considered the same species as the Luzon Racquet-tail. Most observations refer to small flocks of between two and ten birds. Apparently lower than other members of its genus is distributed in densities.

Reproduction:

There are no data of their reproductive ecology

Food:

Without data

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 11.300 km2

Endemic to the Highlands of Mindanao, Philippines. The records come from the Mount Apo, the Mount Malindang, Mount Kitanglad, Mount Mayon, Mount Matutum, Mt. Lebo, Anakan, Civolig, the Mount McKinley, Lake Faggamb and Baracatan, But even though the total population is estimated at 5.000 specimens, currently only limited to five mountains.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Prioniturus waterstradti malindangensis

    (Mearns, 1909) – Southeast of the mountains of Mindanao (Southeast of Philippines).

  • Prioniturus waterstradti waterstradti

    (Rothschild, 1904) – The nominal

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

In 1993, the population was estimated at 5,000 individuals (Lambert et to the. 1993)

The population is suspected that it may be declining due to the continuous degradation of the forests and the capture for the cage bird trade.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

– Collect data on the impacts of the international and domestic trade.
– Review the estimate of the population.
– Calculate loss of forests within their geographic range and altitude using satellite and remote sensing images.
– Protect effectively important tracts of forest right in key places, both in the areas of strict protection, as in areas of multiple use.

Lorito momoto of Mindanao in captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

Mindanao Racquet-tail, Crimson-spotted Racket-tailed Parrot, Crimson-spotted Racquet-tailed Parr, Minadnao racket-tailed parrot, Mindanao Montane Racquet-tail, Mindanao Racket-Tail, Mindanao Racket-tailed Parrot, Mindanao Racquet tail, Mindanao Racquet-tailed Parrot (English).
Palette de Mindanao, Palette de Waterstradt, Perroquet à raquette de Mindanao (French).
Mindanao-Spatelschwanzpapagei, Mindanao Spatelschwanz-Papagei, Mindanaopapagei, Mindano-Spatelschwanzpapagei (German).
Prioniturus waterstradti (Portuguese).
Lorito Momoto de Mindanao, Lorito-momoto de Mindanao (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus waterstradti
Citation: Rothschild, 1904
Protonimo: Prioniturus waterstradti

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Mindanao Racquet-tail (Prioniturus waterstradti)

Sources:

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

Sounds: Desmond Allen (Xeno-canto)

Luzon Racquet-tail
Prioniturus montanus


Description

23 centimeters long, not to mention their racquets, and a weight between 100 and 140 g..

Luzon Racquet-tail

The Luzon Racquet-tail (Prioniturus montanus) has the head of color green with a strong diffusion of color blue turquoise in the face; point red in the center of the crown. Upperparts dull green. Wings green, vane outside of the flight feather, green; vane grey internal, Yellow-edged; networks internal of secondary marked in color yellow pale.

Green wing feathers, bottom of bluish flight feathers; paler in network interiors a secondary internal. The underparts more green beige that the area of the back. Upper, the tail green in the center, black blue at the ends laterally; undertail, Dark, blue margin to vane inner; spatulas blackish.

Bill blue; irises dark brown; legs black blue.

Female lacks of the point red and has less blue on the crown; rackets also shorter.

Young have tail Central with extensions of feathers narrow. Pens eventually lost beards to leave spatulas.

  • Sound of the Luzon Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto Montano.mp3]

Habitat:

Little-known. Is distributed in the forests moist montane at altitudes ranging between the 850 and 2.000 m.

Reproduction:

The breeding season you have registered in the months of August and September. A nest was observed in the stump of an oak high (Quercus) at a height between 3 and 4 meters above the ground.

Food:

The birds feed on seeds, fruit, berries and nuts, and have also been incursions in fields in the company of the Green Racquet-tail.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 10.400 km2

Endemic of Luzon. Being common in the Cordillera Central (for example, area Mount Pulag) and Sierra Madre, but threatened by the capture and loss of habitat in other places. The population world is inferior to 10.000 specimens.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

Lambert et to the. (1993) estimated a maximum of 10.000 individuals.

The population is suspected of being in decline due to destruction of habitat, hunting and capture for the cage bird trade.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

Calculate loss of forests within its altitudinal range in Luzon. Estimate the remaining area of suitable habitat and, through surveys, produce an estimate of density to permit calculation of the size of its population. Protect effectively important tracts of forest right in key places, both in the areas of strict protection. as in the areas of multiple use.

Lorito montane momoto in captivity:

His captive breeding is unknown.

Alternative names:

Luzon Racquet-tail, Luzon Montane Racquet-tail, Montane Racket-tail, Montane Racquet-tail, Montane Racquet-tail (nominal form), Montane Racquet-tail (nominate), Mountain Racket-tailed Parrot, Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot (English).
Palette momot, Palette momot (nominal), Palette momot (nominale), Palette momot (race nominale) (French).
Motmotpapagei (German).
Prioniturus montanus (Portuguese).
Lorito momoto Montano, Lorito-momoto Montano (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus montanus
Citation: Ogilvie-Grant, 1895
Protonimo: Prioniturus montanus

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Luzon Racquet-tail (Prioniturus montanus)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – PetsHome.ro – Prioniturus montanus
(2) – By Bram Demeulemeester – Flickr

Sounds: Romeo B. Galang, Jr (Xeno-canto)

Blue-winged Racquet-tail
Prioniturus verticalis


Blue-winged Racquet-tail

Description

27 cm. long, not to mention their racquets, measuring of 5 a 6 cm..

Blue-winged Racquet-tail

The Blue-winged Racquet-tail (Prioniturus verticalis) It has a bright green head, brighter around the lores and the base of the beak; front of the bright blue Crown with central red dot.

Light yellowish green mantle; back and rump Green. Green wing, with a wash of dark blue in both bands of all primaries. Green wing feathers. The underparts light yellowish-green, more green on the belly and coverts infracaudales. At the top of the queue, Foreign feathers green with black tips; dark the infracaudales, with blue bathed at the edges of the vane inner; tail blades, blackish

Whitish gray peak; dark brown irises: grey legs.

The female It has a light blue Crown, with the absence of the male Red stain: the areas of green yellow more turned off.

Young without snowshoes.

  • Sound of the Blue-winged Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto of Sulu.mp3]

Habitat:

It inhabits lowland moist forests, next to forests, the mangroves, dense remnants of fragments of forests and agricultural areas. The birds are seen most frequently in pairs, in quick flights over the top of the dense vegetation. They feed on fruit trees, staying quiet and hard to detect.

Reproduction:

A nest was discovered in September 1991 with a female: the nest was in a large Palm tree with a broken lid in a Grove near the forest.
Little more is known about the reproductive ecology of this species.

Food:

It is known that it feeds on fruit trees, little more is known about their eating habits.

Distribution:

Is distributed in the Islands to the South-West of the Sulu archipelago, including Tawi-tawi, Bongao (considered probably extinct), Manuk Manka, Sanga Sanga (probably extinct), Tumindao, (There are no recent records) and Sibutu. Although the reports indicated that the species was common in the mangroves of Tawi-tawi during the last century, Today it seems to have suffered a serious decline. Today the world population is estimated at less of 5.000 and the species is being affected by the capture and the rapid elimination of the last forests in the Islands.

The birds are also, apparently, used for shooting practice by the Islanders. In 1991 were observed small amounts near the forest Virgin. During 1994, in Tawi-tawi, There was a rapid elimination of its remnant forest and only six birds were observed.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Danger critic

• Population trend: Decreasing

This Parrot has been uploaded to the category to Critically endangered due to observations that suggest that it now has a very small population, with the suspicion of a fast and rapid deterioration due to the continuous logging of forests, as well as to their persecution. Conservation actions are hampered by security concerns. Urgent action is required to assess the gravity of the situation of the species, lessen the impact of threats, start your recovery.

The population was previously estimated at less of 1.000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2001), but more recent observations indicate that it might now be less of 250 mature individuals, Therefore the population is now in the band of 50 a 249 mature individuals, probably equivalent to a total population of 75 a 375 individuals.

Military activity and the insurgency are still presenting a serious obstacle to the general conservation activity in the Sulus. There is no formal protected areas in the archipelago. In 1997, began an awareness campaign focused on the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity in Tawi-Tawi. There is a proposal to finance the conservation of Tawi Tawi, Coastal zone Sulu, Although neither the result nor the potential benefits for the species are known. A municipal resolution has been developing, hoping to put an end to the hunting of endemic species (I. Sarenas in litt., 2010).

Lorito momoto of Sulu in captivity:

Unknown in captivity.

Alternative names:

Blue-winged Racquet-tail, Blue winged Racquet tail, Blue-winged Racket-tail, Blue-winged Racket-tailed Parrot, Blue-winged Racquet Tail, Blue-winged Racquet-tailed Parrot, Sulu Racket-tail, Sulu Racket-tailed Parrot, Sulu Racquet-tail, Sulu Racquet-tail Parrot, Sulu Racquet-tailed Parrot (English).
Palette des Sulu, Palette à ailes bleues, Perroquet à raquette des Sulu (French).
Sulu-Spatelschwanzpapagei, Sulu Spatelschwanz-Papapgei, Sulupapagei (German).
Prioniturus verticalis (Portuguese).
Lorito momoto de las Sulu, Lorito Momoto Sulu, Lorito-momoto de las Sulu (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus verticalis
Citation: Sharpe, 1893
Protonimo: Prioniturus verticalis

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Blue-winged Racquet-tail (Prioniturus verticalis)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – preening in top of tree by Desmond Allen – Lynx
(2) – “Prioniturusverticaliskeulemans” by {{{Name}}} – Ibis 1894. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Sounds: Desmond Allen (Xeno-canto)

Blue-headed Racquet-tail
Prioniturus platenae


Blue-headed Racquet-tail

Description

27 a 28 centimeters length (23,5 not to mention their racquets).

Blue-headed Racquet-tail

The head of the Blue-headed Racquet-tail (Prioniturus platenae) is clear brilliant blue. Mantle and back of color green light; rump slightly brighter green. Wings green, flight feather with vane Blackish internal.

Underwing coverts Turquoise Green, strongly impregnated with blue. Upper abdominal area green, strongly impregnated with blue; undertail-coverts brighter yellowish green, uppertail-coverts bright. Upper, the tail green, Blue-Green lateral feathers with black tips; undertail, the tail Dark, bathed in blue; spatulas blackish

Bill blue-white; irises yellowish; legs black.

Female no blue in the underparts (or simply a wash light blue) and a wash light turquoise blue in the head, in the absence of the male light blue Cap; also with extensions in tail shorter.

  • Sound of the Blue-headed Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto de Palawan.mp3]

Habitat:

Little-known. The species is found in the humid forests of lowlands and nearby crops up to altitudes above the 300 m. In the islands of the North of Palawan, you have registered in the ultrabásico forest, bamboo thickets, mangroves and natural grasslands with scattered trees.. Birds are often recorded in small groups and their habits are presumably similar to those of other Prioniturus.

Reproduction:

There are hardly any data relating to its reproduction. Marked juvenile birds have been collected in January (two) and in August, and a markedly immature, in the month of may.

Food:

There are many data about food. Remains of nuts in the stomachs of specimens have been found.

Distribution:

Endemic of Palawan and associated Islands, West of Philippines. Registered in Balabac, Dumaran and the islands of the Calamian group (Culion, Calauit, Busuanga). Uncommon and declining due to the destruction of their habitat and indiscriminate capture. The species is rare but regular in the The Puerto Princesa subterranean River National Park.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Vulnerable

• Population trend: Decreasing

The population is estimated at 2,500-9,999 individuals based on an assessment of the known records, descriptions of the abundance and range size.

The lack of recent information on this species is opposed to making strong claims about its current trend, but threats by logging, mining and capture, They suggest that the species is declining rapidly.

The set of Palawan It is classified as a hunting ground, where is hunting illegal, the island was designated as a Biosphere reserve in 1990. However, the legislation that controls the alteration of habitat and hunting is difficult to enforce effectively.

Lorito momoto of Palawan in captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

Blue-headed Racquet-tail, Blue headed Racquet tail, Blue-headed Racket-Tail, Blueheaded Racket-tailed Parrot, Blue-headed Racquet Tail, Palawan Racket-tailed Parrot, Palawan Racquet-tail, Palawan Racquet-tailed Parrot (English).
Palette de Palawan, Palette à tête bleue, Perroquet à raquette de Palawan (French).
Palawan-Spatelschwanzpapagei, Palawan Spatelschwanz-Papagei, Palawanpapagei (German).
Prioniturus platenae (Portuguese).
Lorito Momoto de Palau, Lorito momoto de Palawan, Lorito-momoto de Palawan (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus platenae
Citation: Blasius,W, 1888
Protonimo: Prioniturus platenae

– Recent phylogenetic study suggests that this species is part of a clade containing also to the P. waterstradti, P. Montanus and P. mindorensis. Formerly treated as a subspecies of the P. discurus, but the treatment recently strengthened as species, considers it Monotypic.

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Blue-headed Racquet-tail (Prioniturus platenae)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Birds of the Philippines – Near Coron Airport, Coron, Palawan. April 2010 – manilaoldtimer
(2) – minghouse.infolinker.com.tw

Sounds: Paul Noakes (Xeno-canto)

Blue-crowned Racquet-tail
Prioniturus discurus


Blue-crowned Racquet-tail

Description

27 cm. long, 24 without snowshoes, and a weight between 140 and 160 g.

The head of the Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (Prioniturus discurus) bright green is strongly imbued with bright blue in the crown and brighter green in checks and lores.

Upperparts green. Wings green, darker in the vane inmates of the flight feather, with a narrow pale margin along the innermost edge; primary external Blue-Green. Wing feathers green, underside of flight feather bluish green. The underparts yellowish-green illuminated. Upper, the lateral feathers of the tail green, Basal Blue with black tips; undertail, the tail strongly impregnated with blue; Blackish spatulas.

Bill whitish; irises dark brown; legs grey.

The female similar to the male but with the the tail rackets shorter.

Young with less blue in the crown and the absence of the rackets.

  • Sound of the Blue-crowned Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto Coroniazul.mp3]

Subspecies

  • Prioniturus discurus discurus (Vieillot, 1822) – The nominal
  • Prioniturus Discurus Whiteheadi (Salomonsen, 1953) – Has less blue on the Crown and in the center of this is not clearly defined and merges gradually with the rest of the green of the head.

– Prioniturus discurus and Prioniturus mindorensis (Pit and necklace 2014) they were grouped previously as Prioniturus discurus

– Previously included to the Blue-headed Racquet-tail (Prioniturus platenae) in this species.

Habitat:

Moist forests, mangroves, plantations, crops in the lowlands and mountains to 1.750 meters above sea level. Seen flying above the canopy in small noisy groups of five to twelve birds outside the breeding season. Groups gather to feed on fruit trees, including banana.

Reproduction:

Breeding season from April to may in Black, During may in Leyte and during April in Mindanao.

Food:

The diet includes fruits, berries, nuts and seeds.

Distribution:

Residents in most of the islands of the Philippines, including Luzon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Mindoro, Guimaras, Black, Tables, Sibuyan, Cebu, Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Mindanao, Olutanga, Basilan and Jolo.

Distribution of subspecies:

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, is estimated at less of 10.000 specimens. The species according to information, It is generally common even in degraded Islands very deforested habitats (pit et to the. 1997).

The population is suspected that it may be in decline due to the capture and loss of habitat.

Lorito Fuertes momoto in captivity:

Unknown in captivity.

Alternative names:

Blue-crowned Racquet-tail, Blue-crowned Racket-tail (English).
Palette à couronne bleue (French).
Philippinen-Spatelschwanzpapagei (German).
Prioniturus discurus (Portuguese).
Lorito momoto coroniazul, Lorito-momoto Coroniazul (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus discurus
Citation: (Vieillot, 1822)
Protonimo: parrot discurus

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Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (Prioniturus discurus)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – Salomonsen's racquet-tail parrot/Prioniturus discurus whiteheadi by AlexKant – ZooChat

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Green Racquet-tail
Prioniturus luconensis


Green Racquet-tail

Description

29 cm.. length.

The Green Racquet-tail (Prioniturus luconensis) has the head of color green light, impregnated of green yellowish around them lores and the base of the bill. Mantle light green, slightly yellowish. Wings green; vane outer, the first three primaries green, impregnated blue; vane Dark internal, the more internal with pale inner edge. Wing feathers greenish yellow, underside of flight feather impregnated of blue dark. The underparts brighter yellowish green, more yellow in the undertail-coverts. Upper, the tail green, lateral feathers strongly impregnated dark bluish-green and dark-tipped; undertail, the tail bluish.

Bill grey bluish pale ; irises dark brown; legs grey.

The female has the rackets of the tail shorter.

The juveniles they do not have rackets on tail.

  • Sound of the Green Racquet-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto of Luzon.mp3]

Habitat:

Previously reported in the strata media of the land low of forest primary, and in the nearby cornfields, for the most part below 700 m. Recent records are from small groups of a maximum of seven birds that live most degraded or selectively, in exploited forests outside of settlements.

Reproduction:

Young have been observed in Luzon during the month of may. The nest It , apparently, a hollow tree. Little more is known about the habits of this rare Parrot.

Food:

The diet includes fruit, tender maize, rice, seeds and flowers.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 93.500 km2

Endemic of Luzon and Marinduque, North of Philippines. Although the species was seen as fairly common at the end of the last century in the Centre of Luzon, It seems to have suffered a rapid decline in recent years. Has not been registered in the Cordillera Central in this century, and now you can have their stronghold in the Sierra Madre, where it was reported that was generally uncommon or rare in the Decade of 1990. It is rare in all currently considered Luzon except perhaps in the Subic Bay Naval Reserve Forest (Bataan, to the East of Manila). There are no recent records of Marinduque.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Danger

• Population trend: Decreasing

The population lies in the band's 1,000 a 2,499 mature individuals.

The threats by the tala generalized and their captures to the trade of birds of cage, suggest that this species is experiencing a downhill fast in the population.

There is no national legislation to protect trade and hunting, Although this is often violated. It is currently known from two protected areas, the Bataan Natural Park / Subic Bay forest reserve and the Parque Natural del North Sierra Madre. Receive nominal protection in the Maria Aurora Memorial Park.

In captivity:

Parrot moderately loud, with nice voice. New birds are highly susceptible to diseases. Initially shy, but eventually he acclimatizes to the caregiver.

Practically unknown in captivity.

Alternative names:

Green Racquet-tail, Green Racket-tail, Green Racket-tailed Parrot, Green Racquet tail, Green Racquet-tail Parrot, Green Racquet-tailed Parrot, Green recket-tailed parrot, Green-crowned Racket-tailed Parrot, Green-headed Racket-tailed Parrot, Green-headed Racquet-tailed Parrot (ingles).
Palette verte, Perroquet à raquette verte (francés).
Luzon-Spatelschwanzpapagei, Luzonpapagei (alemán).
Prioniturus luconensis (portugués).
Lorito momoto de Luzón, Lorito Momoto Verde, Lorito-momoto de Luzón (español).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus luconensis
Citation: Steere, 1890
Protonimo: Prioniturus Luconensis

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Green Racquet-tail (Prioniturus luconensis)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – By marco cooked – Forum of The European Ornithological Association

Sounds: Cedric MROCZKO (Xeno-canto)

Buru Racket-tail
Prioniturus mada


Buru Racket-tail

Description

32 cm.. length.

Buru Racket-tail

The head of the Buru Racket-tail (Prioniturus mada) is bright green, marked in blue-gray dark in the crown and in the nape. The upperparts are green, marked in grisaceo-azul dark in the upper mantle; Uppertail green. Wings green with lesser coverts and bend of wing Dark greyish-blue. Wing feathers green; underside of flight feather. Blue.

The underparts are yellowish-green, more yellow in undertail-coverts. Upper, the tail green, outer feathers tipped dark blue; light blue, the tail down.

Bill grey; irises dark brown; legs grey.

Female lacks the blue color in the crown, nape and the the mantle; the blue in the bend of wing is smaller; rackets of the tail shorter.

Young without rackets on tail; males with blue in the nape.

  • Sound of the Buru Racket-tail.
[audio:HTTPS://www.mascotarios.org/wp-content/themes/imageless_gray_beauty/sonidos/Lorito-momoto of Buru.mp3]

Habitat:

Found until the 1600 meters above sea level, in all types of forest habitat, including selective exploitation and secondary high growth areas; also found in cultivated areas remaining trees; most common on 600 m. You often see them in small groups of up to ten birds. Tends to substitute to the Red-checked Parrot at higher elevations.

Reproduction:

Breeding season from December to February. Up to five young can be raised in a nest.

Food:

It feeds on fruits, flowers, berries and seeds.

Distribution:

Endemic of the island of Buru, Indonesia. The inclusion of the species as Near-threatened is based on the assumption of a very restricted range above the 1.000 m, but evidence recently posted shows that is common on the island with a population estimated between 189.000-48S.000 birds.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, It is estimated between 189,000 and 483,000 individuals.

The species is described as common and extended (pit et to the. 1997).

The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Lorito momoto of Buru in captivity:

Not found in captivity.

Alternative names:

Buru Racket-tail, Buru Racket-tailed Parrot, Buru Racquet tail, Buru Racquet-tail, Buru Racquet-tail Parrot, Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot (English).
Palette de Buru, Perroquet à raquette de Buru (French).
Madapapagei (German).
Prioniturus mada (Portuguese).
Lorito Momoto de Buru, Lorito-momoto de Buru (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Prioniturus
Scientific name: Prioniturus mada
Citation: Hartert, E, 1900
Protonimo: Prioniturus mada

Buru Racket-tail images:

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Buru Racket-tail (Prioniturus mada)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – By Klaus Rudloff ([email protected]) – Germany , Weltvogelpark / World Bird Park – Walsrode – biolib
(2) – “Prioniturus mada qtl1” by QuartlOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(3) – “Prioniturus mada-captive-8a-toc” by Prioniturus_mada_-captive-8a.jpg: Robert01.Original uploader was Robert01 at de.wikipediaderivative work: Snowmanradio (talk) – Transferred from de.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Snowmanradio using Commonshelper.(Original text: selbst fotografiert) to Prioniturus_mada_-captive-8a.jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 of via Wikimedia Commons.
(4) – by jon hornbuckle – BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD
(5) – Prioniturus mada buru racquet tail – link

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

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