Yellow-breasted racket-tail

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Yellow-breasted racket-tail
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Prioniturus
Species: P. flavicans
Binomial name
Prioniturus flavicans
Cassin, 1853

The yellow-breasted racket-tail, palette de Cassin, or lorito-momoto amarillento (Prioniturus flavicans) is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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 have a 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.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prioniturus flavicans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. plate 34. ISBN 0-691-09251-6.