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Yellow Breasted Racket Tail - Prioniturus Flavicans - Near Threatened

The yellow-breasted racket-tail (Prioniturus flavicans) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Indonesia where it is found in Sulawesi's northern peninsula and the Togian Islands in the Gulf of Tomini. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description: The yellow-breasted racket-tail has an olive-green back, neck and chest. The bill is pale grey and its irises are brown. Its legs are grey. Males are blue on the top of the head with a red area on the crown. The tail feather are green with terminal black spatulas. Females have a smaller area of blue on the head and no red. Juveniles are similar to females, but have less blue on the head.

Distribution: Prioniturus flavicans is mainly found on the northern peninsula of the island of Sulawesi (along with other smaller nearby islands such as Bangka Island) and the Togian Islands. This bird's natural range only exists the country of Indonesia.

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