Montane racket-tail

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Montane racket-tail
Prioniturus montanus 1984 stamp of the Philippines.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Prioniturus
Species: P. montanus
Binomial name
Prioniturus montanus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895

The montane racket-tail, also called Luzon racket-tail (Prioniturus montanus) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to northern Luzon in the Philippines.

Diet

It eats berries, seeds and nuts.[2]

Habitat

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Conservation

It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prioniturus montanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Montane Racquet-tail( Prioniturus montanus) - BirdLife species factsheet


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