Sulu Racquet-tailed Parrot

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Sulu Racquet-tailed Parrot is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Endangered endemic Sulu Racquet-tailed Parrot Prioniturus verticalis – the ravages of warfare were only too apparent. A depressingly high proportion of islanders bore injuries – missing limbs, blindness – testimony to the human cost of the conflict. Meanwhile, we witnessed rare Pteropus flying foxes being shot for target practice, and remnant stands of forest being logged, underscoring the urgency for conservation action in the Sulus. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Prioniturus
Species : verticalis
Authority : Sharpe, 1893