|Polillo (n Philippines)
|Luzon and Mindoro (n Philippines)
|c Philippines to ne Borneo Is.
|Talaud Is. (n Moluccas)
The Tanygnathus genus is a group of a parrots native to the Indonesia Islands. This genus includes the great-billed parrot, the blue-naped parrot, the blue-backed parrot and the black-lored parrot. Members of the genus Tanygnathus, like most parrot genera, fly fairly fast, and the habitat of the genus is dense evergreen montane forest.
Listen to the sound of Blue-naped Parrot
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
recorded by Desmond Allen
Video Blue-naped Parrot
copyright: Martin Kennewell
It has declined through trapping (for both domestic and international trade) and habitat loss owing to agricultural expansion and logging pressure. It was common on most islands in the Philippines a century or less ago, but has suffered declines since on such a scale that it is now rare or extinct on many islands. However, while not a small-island specialist it does survive in small pockets of habitat on the smaller islands, so that its status overall is difficult to assess. Moreover, it is still fairly numerous in some areas of Palawan and on Tawitawi, and high numbers persist in a large tract of forest on Talaud. The total population was provisionally estimated to be below 10,000 individuals in 1993