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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A genus of Psittacidæ, having the central rectrices spatulate, as in the motmots of the genus Prionites (or Momotus), whence the name; the racket-tailed parrakeets. Several species in habit Celebes and the Philippines, as P. platurus, P. discurus, and P. spatuliger.

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