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Photo by Romy Ocon
Subic Rainforest, Zambales Province, Philippines, May 2005
Tanygnathus lucionensis


31 cm

  • Green plumage
  • Light blue rear crown and nape
  • Pale blue lower back and rump
  • Scalloped shoulders
  • Orange-brown on black coverts
  • Blackish underwings
  • Green underwing coverts


Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Malaysia, Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sulawesi.


There are 4 subspecies:


  • T. l. lucionensis:
  • T. l. hybridus:
  • Polillo (northern Philippines)
  • T. l. salvadorii:
  • Southern Philippines, Sulu Archipelago and islands off north Borneo
  • T. l. talautensis:


Secondary forests to scattered trees up to 1000m, coconut plantations, banana patches and mangroves.



The diet includes berries, seeds, nuts and grain.


They nest in tree holes.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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