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Subspecies lunulatus
Photo by Romy Ocon
Mount Makiling, Laguna province, Philippines, May 2006
Bolbopsittacus lunulatus


15 cm (6 in)

  • Green upperparts
  • Bluish-grey bill
  • Pale blue face, throat and narrow collar
  • Yellowish-green underparts, rump and uppertail coverts


The Philippines.



Four subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • B. l. lunulatus:
  • B. l. callainipictus:
Samar (central Philippines)
  • B. l. intermedius:
Northern Philippines (Leyte and Panaon)
  • B. l. mindanensis:
Mindanao (southern Philippines)


Forests and secondary growth. Forest edges, orchards, mangroves and clearings with scattered trees. Usually occurs below 1000 m.


They are usually seen singly or in pairs, though groups do form, especially at feeding trees.


Their diet consists of a variety of fruits and seeds, including figs and guava.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)
  3. BF Member observations

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