French: Perruche de Brehm German: Brehmpapagei Spanish: Lorito tigre de Brehm
mountainous interior, 4000–5000 feet (c. 1200–1500 m), west coast of Geelvink Bay = Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. brehmii
Schlegel, 1871 – NW New Guinea (mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula).
P. b. intermixta
E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 – WC New Guinea (Weyland and Snow Mts and Mt Goliath).
P. b. harterti
Mayr, 1931 – NE New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula).
P. b. pallida
A. B. Meyer, 1886 – mountains of C, E & SE New Guinea.
24 cm; 94–120 g. Bill brownish grey with pale cutting edges; head and throat chocolate brown with vertical yellow line on side of neck; nape, mantle, rump and uppertail... read more
Not very vocal. Most frequently heard calls include a repeated nasal upslurred “hwee!” and a... read more
Interior of montane Podocarpus and Nothofagus forest and edge, low scrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Buds, fruits and leaves of Homalanthus, hard berries, small hard seeds, and fruits of Podocarpus have been recorded, and... read more
Slight gonadal development in Aug; breeding condition bird in Jan; nestlings May–Jun.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common and widespread throughout range. Regularly recorded around Tari Gap, Papua New Guinea.
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