French: Palette à manteau d’or German: Goldmantelpapagei Spanish: Lorito momoto dorsidorado
Other common names: Golden-mantled Racquet-tailed Parrot
New Caledonia; error = Sulawesi.
May form a species-pair with P. mada. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. talautensis
E. J. O. Hartert, 1898 – Talaud Is (Karakelong, Salebabu).
P. p. platurus
(Vieillot, 1818) – Sulawesi and associated islands (Siau, Lembeh, Dodepo, Togian Is, Banggai Is, Muna, Butung).
P. p. sinerubris
Forshaw, 1971 – Sula Is (Taliabu, Mangole).
28 cm. Bill pale greyish; green on head with red spot on hindcrown bordered behind by larger lilac patch; dull orange lateral stripe across mantle; rest of mantle, back and... read more
Commonest vocalization a rolling screechy disyllabic “curleek”. When perched, also several rather... read more
Lowland rain forest up to elfin moss forest at 3000 m; perhaps most numerous at 1800–2000 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and seeds taken in interior of forest from substage to lower canopy; fond of cultivated mangoes and reported to visit ripening... read more
Oct. Nest in hole in limb or tree.
No regular movements recorded, but birds move daily over large distances in search of food.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common, occurring in small parties throughout Sulawesi. May have declined mid-century on Muna and... read more
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