Golden-mantled Racquet-tail Prioniturus platurus

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An oddly shaped parrot with two thin tail rackets. Mostly green, with a golden wash on the back of males (absent in females) and a silvery-gray bill. Males show a small red crown patch. Juvenile resembles female, but lacks rackets. Found in pairs and groups in canopy of forest, forest edge, and clearings in lowlands and mountains. Restricted to Sulawesi, Sula, and Talaud islands. The only parrot with rackets in its range, outside of north Sulawesi. In north Sulawesi, where the larger Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail occurs, note Golden-mantled’s lack of a yellow breast patch. Noisy, giving shrill “kleer” notes and a sharp “kip.”

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