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Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot

 (Prioniturus montanus)

Also known as: Montane Racquet-tailed Parrot, Montane Racquet-tail, Luzon Racquet-tail, Red-crowned Racquet-tailed Parrot

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The Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot will sometimes fly on moonlit nights.

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Species Profile

Genus: Prioniturus | Species: montanus

Size:

30cm (11.7 in)

Weight:

100-140g (3.5-4.9 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Male-olive/brown rump, face blue, prominent red patch on crown. Central tail feathers green, racquets black/blue, side feathers dark blue tipped black. Bill blue/grey, eye brown.  Female- as in male but entire head green.

Colourization Juvenile:

As in female but with no tail shafts.

Call:

Loud, shrill sounds; when startled gives kak kak ak ak ak notes.

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More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
xeno-canto Montane Racquet-tailed Parrot, Galang, Romeo B., Jr. XC209445
Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition

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The Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot will sometimes fly on moonlit nights.

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Related publications: Prioniturus montanus

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not available

Longevity:

Not available

Housing:

Not available

Diet:

Not available

Enrichment:

Not available

Nest Box Size:

Not available

Clutch Size:

Not available

Incubation Time:

Not available

Fledging Age:

Not available

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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The Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot will sometimes fly on moonlit nights.

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Related publications: Prioniturus montanus

Species Wild Status

World Population:

2500-10,000

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Trapping for wild bird trade, habitat loss and hunting.

Range:

Mountanous Luzon, N Philippine Islands.

Habitat:

Found in humid montane forest from 850-2900m (2788-9512 ft).

Wild Diet:

Eats seeds, fruit, berries and nuts; have been reported in cultivated areas.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Seen singly or in pairs, sometimes in groups; noisy and conspicuous in flight; difficult to find while feeding.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not available

Breeding Season:

August-September

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The Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot will sometimes fly on moonlit nights.

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Related publications: Prioniturus montanus

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