AnAge entry for Tanygnathus sumatranus

Classification (HAGRID: 01323)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Tanygnathus
Species
Tanygnathus sumatranus
Common name
Blue-backed parrot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There are anecdotal reports of animals living over 80 years, but these appear dubious. One specimen is known to have 14.4 years in captivity [0669]. It has also been reported that these animals can live up to 26.3 years in captivity [0979], but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
270.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 177540
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 274073
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