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Blue-headed Racquet-tail

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Alternative names: Palawan Racquet-tail; Blue-headed Racket-tail

Prioniturus platenae


[edit] Identification

27 cm (10¾ in)

  • Greyish-yellow bill
  • Light blue head and nape, extending into breast
  • Greener lower breast and belly
  • Yellow vent
  • Green upperparts
  • Racquet tail extensions
  • Yellow iris

[edit] Distribution

South Philippines (Balabac, Palawan, Calamian and adjacent islands)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lowland forest and forest edges, adjacent cultivated land; bamboo scrublands, mangroves, grassland with scattered trees.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is very little information. It is believed they eat some nuts.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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