Species of Thailand

Pin-tailed parrotfinch

Erythrura prasina, Anders Erikson Sparrman, 1788

(In Thai: นกกระติ๊ดเขียว, นกไผ่)

The pin-tailed parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and China . 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 IUCN has classified the species as being of 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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกกระติ๊ดเขียว, นกไผ่

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Pin-tailed parrotfinch, Erythrura prasina in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Phu Chi Fa Forest Park
  • Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
  • Phu Ruea National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Wiang Kaen District, Chiang Rai
Range map of Erythrura prasina in Thailand