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Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot

 (Prioniturus mada)

Also known as: Buru Racquet-tail

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Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot
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Did You Know?

This parrot's taxonomic name, Prioniturus mada, comes from a 3000-ft high mountain in its range on the island of Buru.

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Species Profile

Genus: Prioniturus | Species: mada

Size:

32cm (12.5 in)

Weight:

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Male-nape to back of neck and mantle and lesser wing coverts blue/purple; lower back washed with blue/purple; blue on edge of forewing; pale yellow margins to inner webs of secondary feathers. Centre tail feathers green, racquets and side tail feathers green tipped with blue/black.  Bill dark grey with paler grey at base; eye dark brown.      Female-no blue/purple on back of neck or mantle, blue/purple less evident on nape, lesser wing coverts and bend of wing.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adult but no blue/purple on upperparts, except a bit on nape in males; blue on bend of wing; no bare tail shafts.

Call:

Repetitive whistling and kwii kwii kwii notes; and lower pitched sounds.

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Video Links:

Video 1

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Robert01 | German Wikipedia

Did You Know?

This parrot's taxonomic name, Prioniturus mada, comes from a 3000-ft high mountain in its range on the island of Buru.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus mada

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Up to 5 eggs.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Click photo to visit gallery

Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Robert01 | German Wikipedia

Did You Know?

This parrot's taxonomic name, Prioniturus mada, comes from a 3000-ft high mountain in its range on the island of Buru.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus mada

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, stable.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Was thought to be threatened because of restricted range above 1000m (3280 ft), but evidence shows this bird to be common.

Range:

Occurs in Buru, S Moluccas, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Found up to 1600m (5248 ft) in all types of forest habitat, including selectively logged areas and tall secondary growth; also found in remnant trees in cultivated areas; most common at around 600m (1968 ft).

Wild Diet:

Eats fruits, flowers, berries and seeds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Often seen in groups of up to ten birds, seasonally nomadic in response to fruiting trees in mountains.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Up to 5 eggs

Breeding Season:

December-February

Related Links:

Wikipedia
 

Click photo to visit gallery

Buru Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Robert01 | German Wikipedia

Did You Know?

This parrot's taxonomic name, Prioniturus mada, comes from a 3000-ft high mountain in its range on the island of Buru.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus mada

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