French: Perruche à longs brins German: Langschwanzsittich Spanish: Cotorra colilarga
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. tytleri
(A. O. Hume, 1874) – Andaman Long-tailed Parakeet – Andaman Is and nearby Coco Is.
P. l. nicobarica
(Gould, 1857) – Nicobar Long-tailed Parakeet – Nicobar Is.
P. l. longicauda
(Boddaert, 1783) – Common Long-tailed Parakeet – Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore through Sumatra, Nias and Bangka to Borneo.
P. l. defontainei
Chasen, 1935 – Natuna Is and Karimata (off W Borneo), Riau Archipelago and Belitung; possibly this race in Anambas Is.
P. l. modesta
(Fraser, 1845) – Enggano Long-tailed Parakeet – Enggano I (off SW Sumatra).
40–48 cm; 168–196 g. Upper mandible red, lower blackish red; crown and area above line from cere to eye dark green; area from mandible and chin tapering onto... read more
Flight call a short nasal “kyeh” repeated at intervals, but groups in flight may noisily call in... read more
An extreme lowland species, ranging up to 300 m but preferring areas in coastal regions, including... read more
Food and feeding
Specific items include outer covering of betel nuts Areca catechu, papaya Carica papaya, ripe Pandanus fruit,... read more
Generally Dec–May in Malaysia; Jun in Kalimantan; Oct on Sumatra; Feb–Apr in Andamans and Nicobars. Nest in hole in tree, in... read more
Poorly understood fluctuations in numbers occur throughout range. In some parts of range, large... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Until recently, very common and widespread in S Kalimantan; locally common on Sumatra, where however formerly... read more
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