The Blue-Naped Par­rot

Animal Scene - - ANIMALS 101 - Text by PA­TRI­CIA CALZO VEGA

When the Bangko Sen­tral ng Pilip­inas launched its New Gen­er­a­tion Cur­rency notes in 2010, it took the op­por­tu­nity to fea­ture some of the coun­try’s most prom­i­nent in­dige­nous species along­side its lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment. On the re­verse side of the five hun­dred­peso bill, one finds the blue-naped par­rot (Tanyg­nathus lu­cio­nen­sis) su­per­im­posed on an im­age of the Puerto Princesa Subter­ranean River Na­tional Park, which was hailed as one of the New 7 Won­ders of Na­ture in 2012.

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