Sulu Racquet-tail (Prioniturus verticalis) - HBW 4, p. 392
French: Palette des Sulu
Spanish: Lorito-momoto de las Sulu
Other common names: Blue-winged Racquet-tail
Taxonomy: Prioniturus verticalis Sharpe, 1893, Tawi Tawi, Sibutu and Bongao.
May belong in superspecies with P. luconensis, P. discurus and P. flavicans, or alternatively with P. montanus, P. waterstradti and P. platenae. Sometimes still treated as conspecific with P. montanus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Sulu Archipelago, S Philippines.
- Critically Endangered Enlarge map
front view peering around on exposed branch Locality Tawi-Tawi, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Rob Hutchinson 17 January 2012 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
shuffling along branch, very slow, this is actual speed Locality Tawi-Tawi, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Rob Hutchinson 17 January 2012 2 years ago 56 sec 3.6