French: Palette momot German: Motmotpapagei Spanish: Lorito momoto montano
Other common names: Luzon Racquet-tail, Luzon Montane Racket-tail, Mountain Racquet-tailed Parrot
mountains of Lepanto, Luzon, Philippines.
Mountains of Luzon (N Philippines).
30 cm; 102–142 g. Bill pale greyish; dull green on upperparts, yellowish green below; forehead and face blue shading to green on lower cheeks and rear ear-coverts; mid-... read more
Gives shrill screeching notes.
Primary montane forest above 700 m to as high as 2900 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits of a fine-leafed tree growing low inside forest appears to be the only specific record, but seeds, nuts, berries and fruits all... read more
Aug–Sept; but juvenile collected Jul. Nest recorded 5–6 m up in tall oak (Quercus) stub.
Partial displacements from the highlands may occur with some regularity.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently regarded as Near Threatened. Previously regarded as Vulnerable. CITES II. Restricted-range species. Population estimated at between 1500... read more
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