Category: Oriental Region

Identification, distribution and status of the Forest Owlet Athene (Heteroglaux) blewitti

Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) Science Article 1 abstract Re-evaluation of specimen and literature evidence established that only seven study skins of the Forest Owlet Athene (Heteroglaux) brama were ever collected, and only between 1872 and 1884. Examination of all seven specimens elucidated numerous diagnostic characters as well as the localities at which the species was […]

Rediscovery, biology, vocalisations and taxonomy of fish owls in Turkey

Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) Science Article 1 abstract In the Western Palearctic (WP) region, Brown Fish Owl Bubo zeylonensis is one of the rarest and least-known birds. The species? range is huge, from the Mediterranean east to Indochina, but it is probably only in India and Sri Lanka that it is regularly observed. In […]

Nesting of Black Baza A. leuphotes and Jerdons Baza Aviceda jerdoni in Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India

Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes) Science Article 1 abstract Jerdon?s Baza Aviceda jerdoni and Black Baza A. leuphotes have similar distributions in south, east and north-east India to South-East Asia and China (Grimmett et al. 1998, Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). Their breeding biology is relatively poorly known, although some information has been published e.g. Baker (1935), […]

Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Loriculus vernalis | [authority] Sparrman, 1787 | [UK] Vernal Hanging Parrot | [FR] Coryllis vernal | [DE] Fruhlingspapageichen | [ES] Loriculo Vernal | [NL] Indische Vleermuisparkiet | [copyright picture] Kao Kheow Open Zoo Subspecies Monotypic species Genus This genus ranges throughout the greater part of the Oriental region […]

Red-vented Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Cacatuidae | [latin] Cacatua haematuropygia | [authority] Muller, 1776 | [UK] Red-vented Cockatoo | [FR] Cacatoes des Philippines | [DE] Rotsteisskakadu | [ES] Cacatua Filipina | [NL] Filippijnse Kaketoe | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Cacatua haematuropygia OR Philippines Genus Cacatua is a genus of cockatoos found […]

Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacula alexandri | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] Red-breasted Parakeet | [FR] Perruche a moustaches | [DE] Bartsittich | [ES] Cotorra Pechirroja | [NL] Alexanderparkiet | [copyright picture] Brandi Como Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the parrot genus Psittacula or Afro-Asian Ringnecked parakeets as they are commonly […]

Mindanao Lorikeet (Trichoglossus johnstoniae)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Trichoglossus johnstoniae | [authority] Hartert, 1903 | [UK] Mindanao Lorikeet | [FR] Loriquet de Johnston | [DE] Mindanaolori | [ES] Lori de Mindanao | [NL] Johnstone’s Lori | [copyright picture] Patmanzzz Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Trichoglossus johnstoniae OR Philippines Genus Genus Trichoglossus comprises an arboreal group […]

Green Racket-tail Parrot (Prioniturus luconensis)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Prioniturus luconensis | [authority] Steere, 1890 | [UK] Green Racket-tail Parrot | [FR] Palette vert | [DE] Luzon-Spatelschwanzpapagei | [ES] Lorito Momoto de Luzon | [NL] Groene Vlagstaartpapegaai | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The taxonomy of racquet-tail parrots, genus Prioniturus, has been often revised with […]

Grey-headed Parakeet (Psittacula finschii)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacula finschii | [authority] Hume, 1874 | [UK] Grey-headed Parakeet | [FR] Perruche de Finsch | [DE] Finschsittich | [ES] Cotorra de Finsch | [NL] Finsch grijskopedelparkiet | [copyright picture] John Moore Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Psittacula finschii OR Southeast Asia Genus Members of the parrot […]

Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacula roseata | [authority] Biswas, 1951 | [UK] Blossom-headed Parakeet | [FR] Perruche a tete rose | [DE] Rosenkopf-Sittich | [ES] Cotorra Carirrosa | [NL] Bloesemkopparkiet | [copyright picture] Michel and Peter Wong Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the parrot genus Psittacula or Afro-Asian Ringnecked parakeets as […]