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This article is about the genus of parrots. For the hummingbird, see Booted racket-tail.
Prioniturus discurus.jpg
Blue-crowned racket-tail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Prioniturus
Wagler, 1832

The genus Prioniturus contains nine parrot species found in the Philippines and Indonesia. They are easily distinguished from all other parrots by their elongated central tail feathers with the bare shaft and spatula at the end.[1]


The following nine species and several subspecies are recognized in the genus:[2]


  1. ^ Forshaw, Joseph M.; Cooper, William T. (1981) [1973, 1978]. Parrots of the World (corrected second ed.). David & Charles, Newton Abbot, London. ISBN 0-7153-7698-5. 
  2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.020)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d Forshaw (2006). plate 33.

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