French: Psittacule double-œil German: Rotwangen-Zwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito dobleojo
Other common names:
Marshall's Fig-parrot (marshalli),
Cape York Fig-parrot (marshalli),
Northern Fig-parrot (macleayana),
Macleay's Fig-parrot (macleayana)
Hombron and Jacquinot
southern coast of New Guinea = Triton Bay
Subspecies and Distribution
C. d. diophthalma
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) – W Papuan Is (Waigeo, Kofiau, Salawati, Misool) and W & N New Guinea.
C. d. aruensis
(Schlegel, 1874) – Aru Is.
C. d. coccineifrons
(Sharpe, 1882) – EC to SE New Guinea (E from Central Highlands).
C. d. virago
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1895) – D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough I, Fergusson I).
C. d. inseparabilis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1898) – Tagula I (Louisiade Archipelago).
C. d. marshalli
(Iredale, 1946) – extreme N Queensland (E Cape York Peninsula), in extreme NE Australia.
C. d. macleayana
E. P. Ramsay, 1874 – NE Queensland.
13–16 cm; 25–56 g; wingspan 25–28 cm. Green above, yellowish green below; crown red shading to orange then green on hindcrown; area in front of eye pale... read more
Gives a thin, high-pitched “seet-seet” frequently in flight, including immediately before take-off... read more
Lowland and montane forest and edge, riverine and more open woodland, tall second growth, partly... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, particularly figs such as Ficus eugenioides, F. copiosa, F. destruans, F. drupacea, F... read more
Variably recorded: Mar–May in New Guinea, but extending, e.g. breeding-condition female at hole in Jun, or recurring later, e.g. Nov... read more
Apparently nomadic at least in parts of NE Australia, but reason for nomadism is apparently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common, especially in lower reaches of altitudinal range, being mainly replaced at higher levels in New Guinea by the C.... read more
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