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he Great Billed Parrot, Tanygnathus megalorynchos, although exported to this country and Europe in small numbers in the 1980's have not settled into their captive conditions so as to be considered being aviculturally established. Losses to disease and aggression have also been detrimental to the genus.

The Phillipine Blue Naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis, one of the three species from the genus, has proven to be the most successful in captivity.

The third of this group, the Mllers (Blue Backed Parrot), Tanygnathus sumatranus, has not been widely kept but does well in captive conditions and will reproduce. All three species are in need of concentrated effort by serious aviculturists if they are to remain in aviculture in years to come.

To view the entire piece, please visit The Great-Billed Parrot page.

 -- June Dinger, President of The Tanygnathus Society, 2003

Last Updated 05/26/2005


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