French: Perruche à col bleu German: Blauhalspapagei Spanish: Lorito acollarado
A. B. Meyer
Arfak Mountains, 3500 feet (c. 1000 m), New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. simplex
(A. B. Meyer, 1874) – NW New Guinea (mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula).
G. s. buergersi
Neumann, 1922 – Central Ranges of New Guinea (Snow Mts E to Owen Stanley Range).
22 cm; 161 g. Green, more yellowish on underparts, with broad, full but indistinct greyish blue collar; bronze stain on median wing-coverts; underwing-coverts dark blue; tail... read more
Quite vocal. Calls include several, mainly even-pitched, metallic whistles, as well as short nasal... read more
Mid-montane oak forest at 600–2000 m, favouring drier ridges.
Food and feeding
Seeds of Castanopsis and Lithocarpus oaks are particularly favoured, and small seeds found in stomachs, but regularly... read more
Jan and Oct. Nest recorded in hole 10 m up in large rotten stump, with three young.
Strongly nomadic, fairly often penetrating lowlands to sea-level, and sometimes ranging up to 2300... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally rather scarce to fairly common, but extremely shy.
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