Tanygnathus

The Tanygnathus (Wagler, 1832) genus includes four species and several subspecies native to Southeast Asia and Melanesia.

These medium sized (31 - 40 cm) parrots are characterised by a very large bill and large head.

Tanygnathus gramineus
Black-lored Parrot

Tanygnathus lucionensis
Blue-naped Parrot

Tanygnathus megalorynchos
Great-billed Parrot

Tanygnathus sumatranus
Blue-backed Parrot

Species & Subspecies

  • Tanygnathus gramineus (Gmelin, JF, 1788) - Black-lored Parrot
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis (Linnaeus, 1766) - Blue-naped Parrot
    • Tanygnathus lucionensis lucionensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
    • Tanygnathus lucionensis hybridus (Salomonsen, 1952)
    • Tanygnathus lucionensis salvadorii (Ogilvie-Grant, 1896)
    • Tanygnathus lucionensis talautensis (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1895)
  • Tanygnathus megalorynchos (Boddaert, 1783) - Great-billed Parrot
    • Tanygnathus megalorynchos megalorynchos (Boddaert, 1783)
    • Tanygnathus megalorynchos affinis (Wallace, 1863)
    • Tanygnathus megalorynchos hellmayri (Mayr, 1944)
    • Tanygnathus megalorynchos subaffinis (Sclater, PL, 1883)
    • Tanygnathus megalorynchos sumbensis (Meyer, AB, 1882)
  • Tanygnathus sumatranus (Raffles, 1822) - Blue-backed Parrot
    • Tanygnathus sumatranus sumatranus (Raffles, 1822)
    • Tanygnathus sumatranus burbidgii (Sharpe, 1879)
    • Tanygnathus sumatranus duponti (Parkes, 1971)
    • Tanygnathus sumatranus everetti (Tweeddale, 1877)
    • Tanygnathus sumatranus freeri (McGregor, 1910)