French: Psittacule à poitrine orange German: Blaustirn-Zwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito pechinaranja
Other common names:
Orange-breasted Fig-parrot (when lumped with nigrifrons, amabilis and melanogenia)
Psittacula gulielmi III
Salawati and New Guinea
NW New Guinea: Salawati and lowlands of Vogelkop Peninsula and possibly of Bomberai and Onin Peninsulas (recently recorded in N Onin Peninsula)#R.
11–13 cm; 27–34 g. Dark green above; forehead to below and behind eye dark blackish blue; lores, throat and sides of head pale yellow; breast and upper belly... read more
In flight, gives a shrill, frequently repeated “tseet” considered to be similar to that of C.... read more
Rain- and monsoon forest, gallery and savanna woodland, Melaleuca swamp forest, partly... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of figs (Ficus) probably main staple, but also seeds of Glochidion, whose fruits are broken apart, and Acacia... read more
Dec–Jun, but nest cavity visits and advertisement in Sept–Oct, when begging juveniles also noted. Nest usually assumed to in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Like C. nigrifrons and C. amabilis, this species is probably generally uncommon to rare. There is no population estimate... read more
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