A first look on the image on the P500 bill, without knowing what the name of the bird was, first thing that came to mind was it was a Prioniturus and not a Tanygnathus, by just looking at the head size and bill color. And upon closer look, scrutinizing the characteristic of the bird in the P500 bill, with its white bill, short tail with bluish undertail coverts it is an immature Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (Prioniturus discurus) without the rackets. Perhaps the racket were cut off due to the lack of space same on what they did to Batanes. ;D
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Post by Nilo Arribas Jr. on Dec 21, 2010 4:05:20 GMT
Congratulations and thanks to Romy for the photo reference used by the Inquirer.
I hope the authorities will take cognizance of the fact that what was pointed out as fundamental mistake in rendition of the colors of the bird alone is obvious in the photos. If the yellow bill (should be RED) of the Blue-naped Parrot is patterned after the “yellow color scheme”, why is it that the color of the tail is DARK GREEN not yellow or shades of yellow?
I heard it took them and the experts at least three (3) years of research for the design of this bill. It took about 0.49 seconds to get good reference image on Google including Romy’s photos.
I’m not sure though if the color of the Parrot’s bill is a security/tamper-proof feature
I hope this issue will turn into a good learning experience for all concerned.