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Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis

The blue-naped parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis), also known as the blue-crowned green parrot, Luzon parrot, the Philippine green parrot, and locally known as pikoy, is a parrot found throughout the Philippines.

Distribution and ecology
The species is widespread throughout the Philippines, including the Talaud Islands and islands off north and east Borneo (with introduced population in Borneo itself, e.g. Kota Kinabalu). It is found in secondary forest, at forest edges and in plantations at elevations of up to 1000 m.

Flock size is usually under a dozen. The blue-naped parrot feeds on mangoes, berries, seeds, nuts and grains. It nests in tree holes.

Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis

Range map
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Description
This is a medium size parrot, around 31 cm in length, primarily green except for a light blue rear crown and nape, pale blue lower back and rump, scalloped shoulders with orange-brown on black coverts, and blackish underwings with green underwing coverts.

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Remarks from the Recordist

This recording was made about 50 to 60 meters from a large tree that is an evening roosting site for a flock of Blue-naped Parrots.

There were about 10 parrots in the tree at the beginning of the recordings, and then loud greetings as smaller flocks of 5 to 6 parrots arrived at two times during the recording.

Clear skies, no rain, temperatures about 25 degrees.




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Taxonomy
In 1760 the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson included a description of the blue-naped parrot in his Ornithologie based on a specimen collected on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He used the French name Le perroquet de l'Isle de Lu├žon and the Latin name Psittacus lucionensis.

Although Brisson coined Latin names, these do not conform to the binomial system and are not recognised by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

When in 1766 the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus updated his Systema Naturae for the twelfth edition he added 240 species that had been previously described by Brisson.

One of these was the blue-naped parrot. Linnaeus included a terse description, used the binomial name Psittacus lucionensis and cited Brisson's work. The specific name lucionensis is from Luzon in the Philippines.

This species is now placed in the genus Tanygnathus which was introduced by the German naturalist Johann Wagler in 1832.

There are four subspecies:

• T. l. lucionensis: Luzon and Mindoro

• T. l. hybridus: Polillo Islands. Blue on crown less extensive, tinged with violet. More green on wing coverts.

• T. l. salvadorii: Rest of Philippines

• T. l. talautensis: Talaud


Conservation
Habitat loss and trapping have has made this species scarce on most islands except Mindoro and Palawan. The Katala Foundation has raised concerns over the increasing illegal trade of this bird on Palawan.

Conservation status
Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis
Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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Sighted: 14th of September 2017
Location: Tanjung Aru Beach/ Prince Philip Park in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo


Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis
Blue-naped Parrot - 14 September 2017
Tanjung Aru Beach/ Prince Philip Park in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis
Blue-naped Parrot - 20 September 2017
Tanjung Aru Beach/ Prince Philip Park in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis
Blue-naped Parrot - 20 September 2017
Tanjung Aru Beach/ Prince Philip Park in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo



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