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Pin-tailed parrotfinch

Binomial name: Erythrura prasina, Anders Erikson Sparrman, 1788

The Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, and Thailand. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km².

It is found in subtropical/ tropical in both montane and lowland moist forest, and is also found in bamboo thickets and rice plantations. Flocks of this species can do great damage to rice crops, and in parts of its range it is classed as a pest. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern. It is a popular cage bird.

On August 2, 2007 scientists on an expedition to the upper ranges of Mount Mantalingahan in southern Palawan province in the Philippines announced the discovery, with other animals, of the Pin-tailed parrot finch, according to Dr. Lawrence Heaney, a biologist from the Chicago Field Museum.

Origin

Origin and phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.. Estrildinae may have originated in India and dispersed thereafter (towards Africa and Pacific Ocean habitats).

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Estrildidae
Genus
Erythrura
Species
Erythrura prasina

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Pin-tailed parrotfinch, Erythrura prasina in Thailand

Range map of Erythrura prasina in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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