French: Lori féérique German: Goldstrichellori Spanish: Lori lindo
G. R. Gray
Manokwari, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. rothschildi
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1930) – NC New Guinea in Cyclops Mts and adjacent ranges.
C. p. pulchella
G. R. Gray, 1859 –
mountains from Vogelkop Peninsula E to Huon Peninsula and SE New Guinea; recorded also in Fakfak Mts (Bomberai Peninsula, W New Guinea)#R.
18–19 cm; 24–35 g. Red on head, nape and underparts except for purplish-black patch on mid- to hindcrown, thin yellow streaks on breast, dusky thighs; wings green... read more
Calls include a high-pitched “tsit” and a shriller “skreet”. During feeding and in flight, groups... read more
Forest, forest edge and secondary areas in lower hills and mid-montane areas, variably occurring at... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds at canopy flowers presumably on pollen and nectar; large Melicope trees appear important, and inflorescences of ... read more
Dec–Jan, Apr. Nest a hole excavated in the base of an epiphyte. In captivity: 1–2 eggs, size 18·9 mm × 16·2... read more
Birds wander nomadically into lowlands at times, and presence in one area of uplands directly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Scarce in some areas, common in others, and locally abundant. Levels of trade, almost all out of Indonesia, generally low.
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