French: Palette de Mindanao German: Mindanao-Spatelschwanzpapagei Spanish: Lorito momoto de Mindanao
Other common names: Mindanao Racquet-tailed Parrot, Mindanao Montane Racket-tail
Mount Apo, 3000 feet (c. 1000 m), Mindanao, Philippines.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. w. malindangensis
Mearns, 1909 – mountains of W Mindanao (SE Philippines).
P. w. waterstradti
Rothschild, 1904 – mountains of SE Mindanao (SE Philippines).
27 cm. Similar to P. montanus but with less extensive blue on face and no red patch on crown, brown tinge to mantle and back. Female similar. Immature lacks spatules.
Not well documented. Calls include a dry grating screech “krreeh” when flying off, a chirruping... read more
Dense montane forest, ridgetop forest, and (at higher elevations) stunted mossy forest; 820–... read more
Food and feeding
Considerable vertical movements reputedly take place each day, but no other kind appears to have... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. The species was... read more
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