Blue-backed Parrot

It is of medium size , basically green with yellowish edging to the wings, a blue rump, and blue wing bends. The head, mantle, wings and tail are darker green, the belly and collar are lighter green. It is sexually dimorphic, with the male having a red beak and the female a pale yellow or horn colored beak. There are six subspecies:

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The Blue-backed Parrot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blue-backed Parrot, Tanygnathus sumatranus, is also known as Müller's (or Mueller's) Parrot, or Azure-rumped Parrot. This parrot is endemic to the Philippines, and Sulawesi and nearby islands in Indonesia. It occurs in forest and nearby habitats (including cultivated areas) at altitudes up to 800 m. Flocks are small and often active at night. Known to eat crops, including corn. More

Burbidge's Blue-backed Parrot (Philippines, Moluccan Islands) * Tanygnathus mulleri bburbidgii * 32 cm / 12.8 in; Clutch: ?; Incubation days: ? Cayman Amazon (Cayman Islands) * Amazona leucocephala caymanensis * 32 cm / 12.8 in; Clutch: ?; Incubation days: ? Cuban Amazon (Cuba, Isle of Pines) * Amazona leucocephala leucocephala * 32 cm / 12. More

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Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) in captivity © Anthony Snell Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) Sulawesi Island, Indonesia © Mehd Halaouate | Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | Page 1 of 1 pages Copyright © 2008 World Parrot Trust - All rights reserved. More

Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) by Mike Catsis from Indonesia XC18821 :: Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus sumatranus) = Recording data Recordist Mike Catsis Date 25-07-2007 Time 17:30 Country Indonesia Location Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Sulawesi Longitude E125. More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Tanygnathus
Species : sumatranus
Authority : (Raffles, 1822)