French: Perruche de Luçon German: Blaunackenpapagei Spanish: Loro nuquiazul
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. lucionensis
(Linnaeus, 1766) – Luzon and Mindoro (N Philippines).
T. l. hybridus
Salomonsen, 1952 – Polillo (off E Luzon).
T. l. salvadorii
Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 – Philippines (except N), but may be rare or extinct on many islands; also on some small islands off NW & NE Borneo (Si Amil, Mantanani), where possibly introduced, especially on latter.
T. l. horrisonus
Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1927 – Maratua I, off E Borneo.
T. l. talautensis
A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895 – Talaud Is (S of Philippines); recorded in Sangihe Is, but probably an escape#R.
31 cm; 148–231 g. Green, brighter on head and rump; bill red; mid-crown to nape pale blue; back suffused blue; bend of wing black, lesser wing-coverts black with broad... read more
Flight call a grating “krreh…krreh…krreh…”. When perched, vocabulary includes several nasal... read more
Lowland forest up to 1000 m, secondary forest and scattered trees within agricultural lands close... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and seeds of forest trees, palm fruit, young coconuts, bananas and papaya.
Apr–Jun. Nest in natural cavity or in deserted hole of large woodpecker, often in a clearing. No information on clutch size, but size... read more
No information. Populations confined to small islands must be highly sedentary, but regular... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Endangered. CITES II. Possibly now extinct on Negros and Siquijor, and very rare on... read more
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