French: Psittacule d’Edwards German: Edwardszwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito de Edwards
Kafu, New Guinea.
NC & NE New Guinea from Yos Sudarso Bay E to Huon Peninsula.
18 cm; 105 g. Forehead and mid-crown bright green, isolated by broad black line through eye to hindcrown and nape; elongated feathers of anterior face red, posterior (ear-... read more
Not well documented. Calls include a double-noted “screet-screet”, heard both in flight and when... read more
Lowland and hill forest and edge, also partly cleared land.
Food and feeding
Figs are the only certainly recorded food; other reports are of fruits of casuarinas and other trees; birds sometimes feeding in large... read more
Apparent nest-site occupation observed, Jan–May; juvenile collected in Jul; courtship and nest prospection in Oct. Presumed nest-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Locally common to very common, with as many as 400 recorded in a foraging flock. A total... read more
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