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Yellow-breasted Racquet-tailed Parrot

 (Prioniturus flavicans)

Also known as: Red-spotted Racquet-tail, Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Red-spotted Racquet-tailed Parrot

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Wild Yellow-breasted Racquet-tailed Parrot
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Did You Know?

The only reported instance of this parrot in aviculture was a single bird in London Zoo in 1930.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus flavicans

Species Profile

Genus: Prioniturus | Species: flavicans

Size:

37cm (14.4 in)

Weight:

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Male-mostly green body with olive/yellow breast and neck to mantle; crown and back of head deep blue with red mark in centre; central tail feathers green with black “racquets”, side tail feathers green tipped with black.  Bill pale grey. Eye dark brown.  Female-crown without red, and less blue.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adult female but little blue on crown; no racquets on tail.

Call:

Screech that is drawn out with alternating notes.  Also alarm call chang-chang.

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Video Links:

Video 1

More Information:

Arkive
Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Wild Yellow-breasted Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Jason Thompson | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The only reported instance of this parrot in aviculture was a single bird in London Zoo in 1930.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus flavicans

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:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Wild Yellow-breasted Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Jason Thompson | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The only reported instance of this parrot in aviculture was a single bird in London Zoo in 1930.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus flavicans

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Uknown, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Habitat degradation, destruction and fragmentation; restricted area.

Range:

Found in N and NC Sulawesi, south to lat. 1 degree 30 minutes N, and nearby Bangka, Lembeh, Togian, and possibly Banggai Islands, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Found up to 1000m (3280 ft) in primary forest; also in remnant trees in cultivated areas.

Wild Diet:

Little known, but is thought to forage among flocks of fruit-eating birds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

A quiet and inconspicuous bird, encountered in pairs or small groups. Stays in upper canopy, moves very slowly in and amongst the branches.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Oriental Bird Club Images

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Wild Yellow-breasted Racquet-tailed Parrot
© Jason Thompson | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The only reported instance of this parrot in aviculture was a single bird in London Zoo in 1930.

Academic Research

Related publications: Prioniturus flavicans

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