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Green Racquet-tail - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Green Racket-tail

Photo by Romy Ocon
Subic rainforest, Zambales province, Philippines, February 2006
Prioniturus luconensis


29 cm

  • Yellowy-green head and underparts
  • Blackish spatules
  • Pale grey bill


South-east Asia: endemic to northern Philippines (lowlands of Luzon and Marinduque)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland primary forest canopy and forest edges.



They are vegetarian being particularly fond of bananas. They also eat rice, corn seed and flowers.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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