|Psittinus||cyanurus||OR||Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo|
|Psittinus||cyanurus||abbotti||Simeulue and Siumat Is. (off nw Sumatra)|
|Psittinus||cyanurus||cyanurus||s Burma and s Thailand to Sumatra and Borneo|
|Psittinus||cyanurus||pontius||Mentawai Is. (off nw Sumatra)|
The Blue-rumped Parrot, Psittinus cyanurus, is a parrot found in the very southern tip of Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands. It is a small parrot (18 cm) and is primarily green. It is the only member of the genus Psittinus.
Listen to the sound of Blue-rumped Parrot
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
recorded by Frank Lambert
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Video Blue-rumped Parrot
Rates of forest loss in the Sundaic lowlands have been extremely rapid and these impacts are compounded by hunting and trapping. However, the species’s ability to utilise secondary habitats suggests it has avoided more rapid declines, thus a moderately rapid population decline is suspected. Forest destruction in the Sundaic lowlands of Indonesia and Malaysia has been extensive (Kalimantan lost nearly 25% of its evergreen forest during 1985-1997, and Sumatra lost almost 30% of its 1985 cover), because of a variety of factors, including the escalation of logging and land conversion, with deliberate targeting of all remaining stands of valuable timber including those inside protected areas, plus forest fires (particularly in 1997-1998), and declines are compounded by trapping for the cage-bird industry. However, the species’s use of secondary growth and higher elevations implies that it is not immediately threatened.