REGION AND HABITAT
Known locally as ‘pikoy’, the blue-naped parrot is native to the Philippines—where it has been sighted in at least 45 islands—and in the Talaud Islands of Indonesia. One subspecies, T.l. talautensis, was introduced to Sangihe Island in Indonesia, some islands north and east of North Sabah and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Other common names for the bird include Blue-crowned Green Parrot, Luzon Parrot, and Philippine Green Parrot. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List database, the blue-naped parrot can be found in open and closed forest formations; ‘open’ refers to forests with only 10-40 percent tree cover, while ‘closed’ refers to those with a tree cover that exceeds 40 percent. The species can also thrive in man-made growths such as lightly timbered farmland, coconut plantations, and banana patches, as well as in mangroves. A common element among these disparate habitats is that they all lie in lowland and coastal areas, or in elevations reaching up to 1000 meters.