Mindanao racket-tail

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Mindanao racket-tail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Prioniturus
Species: P. waterstradti
Binomial name
Prioniturus waterstradti
Rothschild, 1904

The Mindanao racket-tail (Prioniturus waterstradti) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Mindanao in the Philippines. Two subspecies are recognized: the nominate waterstradti in the south-east, and malindangensis in the west. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss and trapping for the pet trade.[1]

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