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Great-billed Parrot
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Common Name Moluccan Parrot and Island Parrot
Range southeast Asian islands of Maluku, Raja Ampat, Talaud, Sangir, Sarangani, the Lesser Sundas, and nearby small islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Tanygnathus
Species Tanygnathus megalorynchos
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Great-billed parrot (Tanygnathus megalorynchos), also known as Moluccan parrot or island parrot, is a of medium-sized, approximately 38 cm long, parrot with a massive red bill, cream iris, blackish shoulders, olive green back, pale blue rump and yellowish green underparts. The female is typically smaller than the male, but otherwise the sexes are similar.

The great-billed parrot is found in forest, woodland and mangrove in the southeast Asian islands of Maluku, Raja Ampat, Talaud, Sangir, Sarangani, the Lesser Sundas, and nearby small islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits.

It remains widespread and locally fairly common, and consequently has been rated as least concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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