Bird Families

Genus Thread-tailed or Rocket-tailed parrots Motmot-parrot or Yellow-necked rocket-tailed parrot (Prioniturus platurus)

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Yellow-necked Racket-tailed Parrot (lat. Prioniturus platurus ) Is a bird of the parrot family.

1. Appearance

Body length 28 cm, wings - 16.6-18.7 cm. The main color of the plumage is green. Throat, chest and abdomen are yellowish green. There is a pink-red spot on the crown of the head, bordered by a grayish-blue area. The back is bluish-gray, some birds have green blotches. An orange-yellow stripe runs along the top of the back. Wing coverts are dull gray, underwings and undertail are greenish-blue. The tail feathers are green with black and blue tips, the two middle tail feathers are elongated with blackish-green “racket” ends. The periocular ring is narrow, light gray. The beak is light bluish-horny with a blackish tip. The iris is dark brown. The legs are light gray. First described by Louis Jean Pierre Viello in 1818.

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